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Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his Super PAC are continuing a media blitz at Des Moines’ top network TV stations, while other candidates and issue groups have gone off the airwaves.
False claims on Environmental Protection Agency regulations made in a Herman Cain ad aren’t worth responding to, a spokeswoman for the Sierra Club says, claiming voters are smart enough to see through political rhetoric in the ad.
A new poll from Bloomberg News show likely Iowa GOP caucusgoers split four ways between Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, but 60 percent of respondents also say they “could be persuaded” to another candidate.
The chairman for Herman Cain’s Iowa effort says the campaign “relied more on the word of farmers than Washington regulators” in deciding to run an ad containing claims the Environmental Protection Agency says are false.
Closing 36 unemployment offices throughout the state and replacing them with stand-alone computer terminals has resulted in greater access to services and cost savings, Gov. Terry Branstad and the department head said.
Mitt Romney and Herman Cain would benefit from spending more time in the Hawkeye State, Gov. Terry Branstad says, adding that former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has become “an asterisk” because he’s opted to skip the state entirely.