Much of the media's attention has been focused on the Iowa governor's race and the so-called "mystery candidate" to take on Republican Senator Chuck Grassley next year. But a report I saw this weekend has a bit of a warning for anyone thinking of challenging Iowa's congressional incumbents, at least in two of the races.
Congresssional Quarterly has changed its predictions to favor the incumbents. Republicans Dave Funk and Brad Zaun beware: CQ moved 3rd District Democratic Congress Leonard Boswell's re-election race from "likely Democrat" to "safe Democrat". I don't know of a Democratic challenger for 4th District Republican Congress Tom Latham. But CQ changed the race from "likely Republican" to "safe Republican". Here's the report:
And this video has no news value at all. But it shows how important "pausing" is between words:) Check out this anchor's unfortunate lack of a pause when he talks about how his co-anchor is off for the night.