Sunday, January 31, 2016

Not enough time for Presidential candidates to visit every mostly white Iowa small town with declining population

Eagle Grove's population peaked in 1970, the Wright County's in 1930.

Source:  Wikipedia

Iowa Anomaly:  A Town Ignored by Candidates.  (The New York Times, 1/30/2016)
EAGLE GROVE, Iowa. This agricultural town of roughly 3,500, [the largest city in Wright Countywhich gave Iowa its 30th governor, Robert D. Blue, is one of the largest Iowa towns to have not seen a 2016 candidate stop by, an anomaly in a state where many have taken to grousing about the attention showered on them by presidential hopefuls.

Wright County's percentage of Hispanic residents is nearly twice the state's average.

Welcome to the Eagle Grove Memorial Library.

Other Iowa caucus background posts:
Donald Trump as security blanket (Correctionville). (1/30/2016)
Presidential candidates enjoy visiting small city in Iowa that is 96.6% white (Winterset).  (1/30/2016)
A spine-chilling moment: Inside the mind of Bob Vander Plaats.  (1/29/2016)
Pay it no mind this year: 5.4% of eligible voters participated in the Iowa caucuses in 2012.  (1/27/2016)
Don't look for any editorials against big money in political campaigns from these TV stations.  (1/26/2016)
Who in media horde will confess, "The Iowa caucuses don't make a bit of difference unless you care about white folks' preferences!"  (1/22/2016)
Channeling Elvis on the Iowa campaign trail.  (11/2/2015)

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