Thursday, December 06, 2007

Dodd Returns to D.C. For Farm Bill, Weather Cancels Event

Well, it isn't an endless barrage of sleet like last week that threatened the candidates' campaign stops, but the heartland is getting another dose of harsh weather today -- this time it's mostly in the form of snow. Two to five inches of winter seasoning expected here in central Iowa (as of this posting our Chief Meteorologist Ed Wilson tells me we've already had two inches dump here in the metro).

Earlier today, Chris Dodd's campaign sent us some schedule changes and a notice that the senator would be returning to D.C. tonight to be present for the senate's vote on the Farm Bill (a pretty important one for Iowans obviously). Sen. Dodd's wife Jackie will pinch-hit for her husband on the campaign trail covering events Friday.

About 20 min. ago they sent out this update:

Due to inclement weather, tonight’s planned Fire Fighters for Dodd event in Des Moines has been cancelled. Thursday, December 6th

Des Moines Fire Fighters for Dodd Event
Location: Police Athletic Recreation Center
5374 NE 12th Avenue
Pleasant Hill

There is another winter storm expected again this weekend, so we'll have wait and see if the candidates brave the weather. As of now, Gov. Romney is expected in Des Moines on Friday and Sens. Biden and Clinton have events planned this weekend.

1 comment:

Jarrett Schneider said...

Lest we forget... Oprah is campaigning for Obama also this Saturday with events in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines.