September 9th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Gore heading back to Iowa

Gore is going to Iowa.

Gore is going to Iowa.

(CNN) - Former Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore is heading back to Iowa next month - the crucial early-voting state that has launched, and short-circuited, countless politicians' White House ambitions.

The former vice president is slated to headline the Iowa Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in Des Moines - a major fundraising event that perennially attracts the party's biggest stars, the state party said Tuesday. Barack Obama's rousing speech at the event last year was widely credited with catapulting the Illinois senator to victory in the state’s caucuses two months later.

The Obama campaign has made Iowa, a state that narrowly voted for President Bush in 2004, a major target this election. A recent CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll showed Obama holds a double-digit advantage there.

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  1. Boss Marston

    Yo Songbird!

    Why not try educating yourself on what socialists are? You may be surprised to learn that the American Bolshevik, I mean Democrat Party, matches up very nicely with socialists, communists and other failed systems.

    The problem with Democrat supporters is that they have been dumbed down for 40 years. But they are happy about it because people like 0bama applaud them to their faces. But behind their backs, he mocks their deficient intellects.

    Clue: Tax the rich! Feed the poor! 'Til there are no rich no more!

    September 9, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
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