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Drake to host potential 2010 gubernatorial candidates

June 30, 2009
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On Wednesday, July 22, Drake University will host Iowa Republicans potentially running for governor in 2010 for the next forum. 

Potential candidates will discuss the campaign at 3:45 p.m. in Levitt Hall in Old Main, 2507 University Ave. 

Confirmed panelists are: 
  • State Sen. Jerry Behn, R-Boone
  • Christian Fong of Cedar Rapids 

  • State Rep. Christopher Rants, R-Sioux City 

  • State Rep. Rod Roberts, R-Carroll 

  • Bob Vander Plaats of Sioux City Des Moines Bureau Chief Lynn Campbell will moderate the program and questions will be accepted from audience members. The event later will be broadcast on the Mediacom Connections channel statewide and will be available for On Demand viewing on Mediacom Channel 1. 

The forum is part of the "Cookies and Conversation" series presented by Drake University,, Mediacom and Wal-Mart. 

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and taping of the show will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Free parking will be available in Drake lots at 26th Street and University Avenue and 25th Street and Carpenter Avenue.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Three registration options are available:
 Phone: 515-309-2941 
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