Tuesday, July 20, 2010

WaPo: Grassley faces tough challenge

WashPost: Grassley "faces tough challenge"

Buried in the bottom of a "Republican lawmakers gird for rowdy tea party" article Sunday is Chuck Grassley's reax to the Mason City Hitler/Obama/Lenin billboard:
The billboard also forced Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), who faces a tough challenge from Democrat Roxanne Conlin, to issue a careful rebuke. "I believe that you should always leave personalities out of it and talk policy," he said in an interview.
Which promped this response from Barbara Morrill at Kos: "Which apparently means Grassley would rather talk about health care reform versus genocide."

But the part I like is the "faces a tough challenge from Democrat Roxanne Conlin" part.

Conlin was swift with the press release after Grassley's Nay on the Judiciary committee re: Elena Kagan for Supreme Court:
“Senator Grassley opposes Wall Street reform, he opposes extending unemployment benefits to thousands of jobless Iowans and now he opposes filling the Supreme Court vacancy despite decades of support for past nominations. Senator Grassley's failure to act on unemployment benefits is costing Iowans food and shelter. He gave $700 billion to Wall Street but refused to hold them accountable and now he's casting only his second vote against a Supreme Court nominee in his thirty years in the U.S. Senate."
Like they said: tough challenge.

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