Scott Walker Way Out In Front In Monmouth U Poll Of Likely Iowa Caucusgoers

Monmouth U Poll Of Likely Iowa Voters: Walker In Lead, Trump Second, Apparently Uninjured By McCain Comments – Weasel Zippers

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West Long Branch, NJ – The Monmouth University Poll of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers finds Scott Walker in the lead and Donald Trump in second place. The poll did not find any significant change in support for Trump in interviews conducted after his comments about John McCain’s military service. The poll also found that Bobby Jindal makes his way into the second tier of candidates, doing better in Iowa than in the national polls.

When Iowa Republicans are asked who they would support in their local caucus, Scott Walker is the first choice of 22% followed by Donald Trump at 13%. The next group of candidates includes Ben Carson (8%), Jeb Bush (7%), Ted Cruz (7%), the 2008 Iowa winner Mike Huckabee (6%), Marco Rubio (5%), Rand Paul (5%), and Bobby Jindal (4%). Rick Santorum (3%) – who won the Iowa caucuses in 2012 – Rick Perry (3%), and Carly Fiorina (3%) are tied for 10th place. The rest of the field garners no more than 2% of the vote as a first choice, including John Kasich (2%), Chris Christie (1%), George Pataki (<1%), Lindsey Graham (0%), and Jim Gilmore (0%). Another 11% of likely caucusgoers are undecided.

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*VIDEOS* 2015 Iowa Faith And Freedom Coalition Summit Featuring Ted Cruz, Scott Walker And Carly Fiorina


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RAND PAUL

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BOBBY JINDAL

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MARCO RUBIO

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CARLY FIORINA

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RICK PERRY

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RICK SANTORUM

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SCOTT WALKER

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Leftist Liar Update: Hillary’s Iowa Coffee Shop Campaign Stop Staged From Beginning To End

Campaign Staff Drove ‘Ordinary’ Iowans To Hillary’s First Campaign Stop, Including Health Care ‘Lobbyist In Training’ Who Was An Obama Campaign Intern And Biden Chauffeur – Daily Mail

Hillary Clinton’s astroturf candidacy is in full swing in Iowa.

Her Tuesday morning visit to a coffee shop in LeClaire, Iowa was staged from beginning to end, according to Austin Bird, one of the men pictured sitting at the table with Mrs. Clinton.

Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy Price called and asked him and two other young people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Davenport, a nearby city.

Price then drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after vetting them for about a half-hour.

The three got the lion’s share of Mrs. Clinton’s time and participated in what breathless news reports described as a ’roundtable’ – the first of many in her brief Iowa campaign swing.

Bird himself is a frequent participant in Iowa Democratic Party events. He interned with President Obama’s 2012 presidential re-election campaign, and was tapped to chauffeur Vice President Joe Biden in October 2014 when he visited Davenport.

‘What happened is, we were just asked to be there by Troy,’ Bird said Wednesday in a phone interview.

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STAGED: Clinton sat to talk with three young Iowans at a coffee shop on Tuesday – all of whom were driven to the event by her Iowa campaign’s political director

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NOT SO ORDINARY: Austin Bird is a Democratic Party insider who chauffeured Vice President Joe Biden around Davenport, Iowa in October during a pre-election campaign trip

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‘We were asked to come to a meeting with Troy, the three of us, at the Village Inn.’

The other two, he confirmed, were University of Iowa College Democrats president Carter Bell and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland employee Sara Sedlacek.

‘It was supposed to be a strategy meeting,’ Bird recalled, ‘to get our thoughts about issues. But then all of a sudden he says, “Hey, we have Secretary Clinton coming in, would you like to go meet her?”‘

‘And then we got in a car – Troy’s car – and we went up to the coffee house, and we sat at a table and then Hillary just came up and talked with us.’

Bird said ‘we all were called.’

‘I mean, Troy asked us all to do – to go to a meeting with him. And we didn’t really know what it was about. I mean, he did. He knew.’

It’s unclear how many Iowans featured in photographs with Clinton that rocketed around the country on Tuesday were planted.

‘The mayor of LeClaire was there, and his wife was there,’ Bird said, recalling the scene at the coffee shop.

Price was executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party until a month ago. Clinton’s team tapped him last week to be its political director in Iowa.

He did not respond to a request for comment.

Bird is a government and community relations coordinator at Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa, according to his LinkedIn profile.

A coworker at Genesis said Wednesday that Bird is ‘basically a lobbyist in training. That’s what he wants to do.’

Bird disagreed, saying his role was ‘more public relations.’

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ASTROTURF: Setting up faux events for news cameras is nothing new in politics, but Iowans take presidential contests seriously and could punish Clinton for the deception

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He’s also an outspoken progressive whose Facebook wall shows he ordered a ‘Hillary For President’ bumper sticker 22 months ago. ‘Is it 2016 yet?’ he wrote in May 2013.

Clinton’s nascent campaign has carefully coordinated her image as a spontaneous, handshaking populist in her first days as a candidate, posing with Pennsylvanians at a gas station and venturing into an Ohio Chipotle restaurant for lunch.

When no one recognized the former first lady – she was wearing sunglasses – the campaign leaked information to The New York Times so its reporters could get security-camera footage to prove she had tried to mingle with voters.

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THE FIXER: Bird said Troy Prince (pictured), who was executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party until he left last week ago to help Clinton’s statewide political effort, recruited him and others to attend the ‘spontaneous’ coffee meeting

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Scripting supposedly off-the-cuff appearances is common in presidential politics but could hurt Clinton especially hard since her gonzo road-trip journey to America’s broad midwest is designed to counter her image as cold, calculating and politically venomous.

And planting party insiders in place of typical Iowans won’t go over well in the Hawkeye State, where pressing the flesh and collecting caucus votes is a quadrennial full-contact sport.

Clinton’s campaign has already taken heat for depicting at least three people in her campaign launch video as ‘everyday’ Americans who were actually partisans with political connections.

One was even a former campaign manager for Wendy Davis, the Texas Democrat who mounted a failed bid for Texas governor last year.

In LeClaire on Tuesday, Bloomberg and other outlets referred to Bird as a ‘student’ at St. Ambrose University, not as a hospital government-affairs staffer with Democratic party street-cred.

He does study at St. Ambrose – part-time.

But Bird’s ties to the party are deep enough that his Facebook wall includes a photo of him standing in front of Joe Biden’s limousine in Davenport.

‘I was driving the Vice President when he was in town in October,’ Bird noted in a Facebook comment.

Biden was not there on official government business, but for a campaign stop in support of Democrat Bruce Braley.

‘The Vice President will attend a grassroots event for Braley for Iowa with Representative David Loebsack,’ according to White House press guidance for his October 27, 2014 schedule.

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*VIDEO* The Most Overlooked (And Best) Speech Delivered At The 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit


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*VIDEOS* 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit Featuring Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Ben Carson And Newt Gingrich


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TED CRUZ

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JIM DEMINT

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SARAH PALIN

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NEWT GINGRICH

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RICK PERRY

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DONALD TRUMP

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CARLY FIORINA

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BEN CARSON

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SCOTT WALKER

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STEVE KING

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JONI ERNST

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RICK SANTORUM

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MIKE HUCKABEE

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JOHN BOLTON

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MARSHA BLACKBURN

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CHRIS CHRISTIE

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MIKE LEE

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Click HERE to watch the entire event on CSPAN.

Click HERE to visit the official website of the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit.

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*VIDEO* Ben Carson Speaks At Iowa GOP Event


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Train 1 scumbag 0

They say crime does not pay. They also say it is foolish to be on the tracks when a train is coming. Looks like they are right on both counts!

Via NYDN:

Justice hit an Iowa crook like a freight train, Des Moines cops say.

Lopez Christian Webster, 32, broke into an East Grand Ave. home on Tuesday and stabbed a man repeatedly before fleeing with the warning “move and I kill you,” KCCI-TV reports.

But his getaway was not so clean. Webster tried to hop some train tracks — as a Union Pacific train rolled through — and was sliced in half and killed instantly, the Des Moines Register reports.

The train conductor had no idea Webster, who tried to pass between two cars as the train was moving, had been fatally struck. The train was finally flagged down in Ankeny, Iowa, about 12 miles north.

Karma? I could say something about the bad guy being “beside” himself over this, but that would not be in good taste