Friday, April 27, 2007

Tommy Thompson pays a visit

As I've noted here previously, Iowans have a special opportunity to interact with presidential candidates -- especially so for Iowa journalists.

On Thursday, I sat in for most of TH political reporter Mary Rae Bragg's interview with Tommy Thompson, Republican from Wisconsin. The former governor and federal secretary of Health and Human Services paid a visit to the TH for more than an hour -- longer than we usually get with time-starved presidential candidates.

I haven't done that well with taking in recent campaign visits of candidates, so I was glad to connect with Thompson. It wasn't his first visit to Dubuque and, no doubt like the rest of the huge field of Republicans and Democrats, I'm sure it won't be his last.

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