Wednesday, August 30, 2006

 

GOP Opens County HQ


The Johnson County Republican Headquarters is officially open! A great crowd turned out for our grand opening, visiting with our Republican candidates, touring the space, and getting started at the hard work of grassroots politics.

Our next governor, Jim Nussle, and future first lady, Karen Nussle, came to join in the celebration and show his support for the all local candidates and volunteers who will be working to ensure a Republican victory in November. Congressman Nussle also underlined his support by presenting a $2000 check to the County Party to help fund the HQ operation.

We were also joined by other candidates (shown R to L below, while Nussle performs the honors of cutting the ribbon), County Supervisor Candidates Alan Curry and Rich Benn, Todd Versteegh, Johnson County Chair, Jim Nussle, Karen Nussle, State House Candidate Emma Nemecek, State Representative Sandy Greiner, and '08 Senate candidate Steve Rathje. State Representative Jeff Kaufman was also in attendance earlier in the evening.

A number of media representatives were also in attendance, including KCJJ 1630AM, who broadcast live from the event for two hours. I'll update links below if any other stories become available online. Photo below is Jim Nussle talking to KCJJ.


UPDATE: Here's the Daily Iowan's report, and the story for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The Press-Citizen, on the other hand, didn't feel it was worthy to send a reporter. KCRG also showed a short clip of footage on their 10 pm news.


Comments:
Congratulations JC GOP!
 
The Press-Citizen had Jeff Carlson (opinion editor) there. Not a reporter for a story though, but they were represented.
 
Jeff,

You'll be interested to know that I spoke with the P/C's news editor, the paper's editor and the publisher of the paper and they all said that they felt the story didn't deserve to be covered because it was "too soon" to be doing stories about the election.

My response to them was simple..if that's the case, then don't print a single letter to the editor or story attacking Jim Leach or Jim Nussle or any candidate for that matter until say..the week before the election when the P/C makes their pronouncments upon high about which liberal Iowa Citians should blindly vote for.
 
cedar waxing,

I'd love to see your comments posted on my blog - I'm doing an ongoing analysis of the PC.
 
Great response Cedar Waxing!

Jeff Fuller if there was someone there why didn't I read ANYTHING about the event in the PC. I really don't know why I keep reading it.... Not true.... I DO know why! I can't get the CR Gazette delivered to my house (it has to come in the mail) and Hubby wants to read the paper in the morning.
 
Great response Cedar Waxing!

Jeff Fuller, if there was someone there why didn't I read ANYTHING about the event in the PC. I really don't know why I keep reading it.... Not true.... I DO know why! I can't get the CR Gazette delivered to my house (it has to come in the mail) and hubby wants to read the paper in the morning. SIGH!!
 
Great response Cedar Waxing!

Jeff Fuller if there was someone there why didn't I read ANYTHING about the event in the PC. I really don't know why I keep reading it.... Not true.... I DO know why! I can't get the CR Gazette delivered to my house (it has to come in the mail) and Hubby wants to read the paper in the morning. SIGH!!
 
I'm sorry for the multiple posts' my computer has been doing funny things lately.
 
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