Harkin Begins Announcement Tour

MARCH 7TH, 2008 | Harkin for Senate

Earlier this week, Senator Tom Harkin announced via an email and an online video, that he will be kicking off his 2008 re-election campaign with a series of events all over the state so that he can continue to fight for a better future for Iowa families:

The first public event is scheduled for Monday, March 10, at 9:00 am in Harkin’s hometown of Cumming:

Iowa Leading the Way Tour – Cumming
Celebration Barn at 9:00 am [map]
2225 Cumming Avenue
Public rally, bring your friends!

Show your support for Senator Tom Harkin by clicking here to attend your local Iowa announcement event.

In today’s Quad-City Times, Mike Glover reports on how Harkin sees his campaign and the election shaping up:

Harkin, 68, plans to make the formal announcement Monday morning in his hometown of Cumming, but there’s no suspense about his decision. He has been raising money and building a campaign organization for months. He’s setting the stage for the announcement with a series of fundraisers in virtually every corner of the state, beginning Friday in Davenport and Dubuque and sweeping through Burlington, Ames, Iowa City, Storm Lake and Sioux City before ending Monday night in Council Bluffs.

Though Republicans have unable to find a a high-profile candidate to oppose Harkin, he made it clear during a conference call with Iowa reporters that he has no plans to coast through the campaign.

“I will tell Iowans what I will do for the next six years,” Harkin said. “I feel very good about the breadth of support I’ve gotten. Many prominent Republicans around Iowa have said they will not only support me, they have contributed to my campaign.”

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On March 10th, 2008 at 12:47 AM, Eric Villhauer wrote:

Sen. Harkin, I’m very glad you have officially decided to run again. I’m very excited to help you and your campaign in any way possible. I would very much like for you or a secretary to reply to one of my emails I have sent to you inviting you to my college in Forest City. We would be glad to host you and Ruth sometime during the school year. I hope to hear from you soon.

All the best, Eric Villhauer

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