November 18th, 2007
10:09 PM ET
15 years ago

Candidates campaign through the holiday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - With Thanksgiving falling exactly six weeks before the lead-off Iowa caucuses, the presidential candidates can’t afford to take this holiday week off.

Democrats Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards all swing through Iowa, the most competitive early battleground. Polls suggest it's still a three-way contest there .. unlike other states where Clinton is the undisputed leader.

Second-tier democratic candidate Joe Biden apparently hopes to make some headway in Iowa. He’s camped out there all week, including Thanksgiving Day.

On the Republican side, Iowa front-runner Mitt Romney spends part of this week in the Hawkeye state. New polling shows underdog Mike Huckabee may be closing in on Romney's lead there. Even Fred Thompson plans a relatively rare swing through Iowa. But national front-runner Rudy Giuliani sets his sites on other battlegrounds this week, including Florida. It’s another sign that he’s looking beyond Iowa and New Hampshire and counting on wins in later contests.

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Filed under: Iowa • Race to '08
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Daniel, NY

    Dems are looking increasingly stronger in the general election, for example in a new poll today from Missouri in which Democrats win all 12 match-ups against Republicans, most of them crushing them.

    November 18, 2007 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |

    Iowa is just a smokescreen of a caucus at this point, no real leaders set in either party.

    The smart guys are going for the Super Tuesday caucus results.

    November 18, 2007 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  3. Tom Brady

    "unlike other states were Clinton is the undisputed leader." This is Wolf reporting from CNN, the Clinton News Network.

    BTW Wolf, most of the other states are waiting to see what happens in Iowa, so nothing else really matters. ha ha.

    November 19, 2007 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  4. Austin Medford,Oregon

    The thing I hate about both partys is the far left and the far right gets there party nomination nod and then the moderate voters and the independent voter are stuck with those 2 choices. I hope they vote for Biden. Biden not only has brought both parties together and got bills passed but his Foreign affairs background is unbeatable. Ronold Reagan got the cross over voters and the independent voter and had a landslide victory to the Whitehouse.

    November 19, 2007 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  5. Julie, Atlanta, GA

    Iowa will not make a mistake...even more than that, they won't make ANOTHER mistake (after Kerry).

    Iowa will support John Edwards...because Iowa knows.

    GO JOHN GO!!!

    November 19, 2007 08:34 am at 8:34 am |