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Tommy Thompson's Iowa strategy isn't far-fetched

Waukesha, Wis. - Speaking at last week's state biotechnology conference, former governor and federal cabinet secretary Tommy Thompson sounded a lot like a man with higher office on his mind. Make that an oval office.

Thompson, who was last elected governor of Wisconsin in 1998 and who resigned as U.S. Health and Human Serv......

Full article >>> ther than wholesale level - and it's the first state the national press corps tends to watch.

Loads of candidates

Both parties can enter Iowa with vanloads of candidates. It's not unusual to see 10 or more candidates tromping through the state - there were 13 in 1988, for example - even when one party has an acknowledged frontrunner.

In 2008, the potential lineup ......

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Yet Thompson may be banking on Iowa turnout math. It doesn't take a lot of votes in Iowa to advance to New Hampshire, the historic first primary state. In 1996, there were eight Republican candidates in Iowa and about 96,000 people attended Republican caucuses. In 1988, there were about 125,000 caucus participants on the Democratic side a......

Full article >>> div class="AuthorBio">Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison. A former political reporter, he covered the Iowa caucuses in three presidential elections.

The opinions expressed herein or statements made in the above column are solely those of the author, & do not necessarily refle......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Tom Still 10/16/06


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