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Vol. 74/No. 29      August 2, 2010

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SWP candidates in Iowa enter
home stretch in petition drive
Militant/Margaret Trowe
Helen Meyers, left, Socialist Workers Party candidate for lieutenant governor of Iowa, campaigning recently at shopping area in Des Moines.

DES MOINES, Iowa—The socialist campaign here is wrapping up a successful drive to get on the ballot.

The SWP is running David Rosenfeld for governor, Helen Meyers for lieutenant governor, Rebecca Williamson for U.S. Congress, and Margaret Trowe for secretary of agriculture.

Campaign supporters have fanned out across Iowa to collect 2,000 signatures to put Rosenfeld and Meyers on the ballot, with 1,460 in hand as of July 21. More than 450 people also signed to get ballot status for Williamson.

The SWP candidates and supporters plan a big campaign day on Saturday, July 24 in Des Moines and Waterloo. They will file petitions July 28.
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