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Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa (D) – “A reflection of the rural aspect of America”

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

The GOTW Road Team caught up with its first Governor, Tom Vilsack, in downtown Des Moines. Governor Vilsack has a pretty good handle on the answer to the question, and discussed his personal focus in election reform: mail-in-voting, a la Oregon (and much of Washington).

Update: On Thursday, November 9th, Tom Vilsack became the first officially-filed Presidential Candidate in the ’08 race.

To all you folks checking this out, we at the Road Team wanna emphasize that we’re looking for company. We’re hitting the roads to ask the question, but to really get a national canvas we’re looking for videos taken by tons of folks from all over (plus there’s that prize money). So if you’re watching and enjoying, as we know many of you are, find out who’s coming to your area, grab a camera or videophone, and go get askin’. Don’t let us have all the fun.

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