Culver says he was a kid out of college back then, and besides, he says he never actually lobbied on IBP's behalf. Here's the Culver rebuttal...
"Mike Blouin has chosen to take the low road in this primary by being first to air negative and misleading attack ads on television. Blouin is making a misleading smear and he knows it. When I was 23 years old, just out of college, I worked for a firm headed by former Iowa Democratic Party chair Ed Campbell that represented a number of clients, including Iowa Beef Processors. My role at the firm was administrative, but as a requirement of my employment, I had to fill out registration forms that identified me as a lobbyist. Let me be very clear: I never lobbied on behalf of Iowa Beef."
Blouin's spokesperson says he's just pointing out the truth. And if Culver's using the excuse that he was just a kid out of college, then how can Culver brag about working in the A.G.'s office the following year or so? Wasn't he still just a kid?
Let the mudslinging begin...
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