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Mayor of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids praise, not rebuke Grassley

Radio Iowa - December 30, 2008

The mayors of Iowa’s two largest cities joined this morning in an event a national group led by Democrats designed to poke at Republican Senator Chuck Grassley. But rather than demand that Grassley support the economic stimulus plan President-elect Barack Obama and Democrats in congress are developing, Cedar Rapids Mayor Kay Halloran seemed conciliatory.
"I’m not sure that Senator Grassley is being targeted," Halloran said. "I think that we’re looking for whatever will help, in my case, a flood-impacted city in the state of Iowa."

The mayors of Iowa’s two largest cities joined this morning in an event a national group led by Democrats designed to poke at Republican Senator Chuck Grassley. But rather than demand that Grassley support the economic stimulus plan President-elect Barack Obama and Democrats in congress are developing, Cedar Rapids Mayor Kay Halloran seemed conciliatory.

"I’m not sure that Senator Grassley is being targeted," Halloran said. "I think that we’re looking for whatever will help, in my case, a flood-impacted city in the state of Iowa."

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