Is Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley self destructing?
This first video is simply amazing, with Bruce Braley attacking someone from Iowa for being a farmer and not being a lawyer!
At 1:45 into the video you have even Bill Press saying that he was stunned by how politically insensitive Bruce Braley's comments on the government shutdown was. Saying that Braley was too much "inside the bubble" of Washington DC's elites.
UPDATE: This is actually getting some national news stories, though it has a long ways to go to get the coverage afforded Atkin.
Iowa Press Citizen
The Associated Press
UPDATE: Survey done shortly before this latest scandal involving Braley showed that the race was pretty close. From Rasmussen:
Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley holds a slight lead over his three top Republican challengers in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Iowa.A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters finds Braley with a 41% to 38% lead over businessman Mark Jacobs. He leads State Senator Joni Ernst 40% to 37% and runs four points ahead – 40% to 36% – of former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker. . . .UPDATE 2: More farm trouble for Braley. In order to try to fix the problems denigrating farmers, his campaign put out a press release, but it misspelled some basic farming terms. From Fox News:
“Bruce grew up in rural Iowa and worked on Iowa farms, detassling (sic) corn and bailing(sic) hay,” it reads.
After the typos were pointed out, Braley spokesman Jeff Giertz said on Twitter he lost his fourth-grade spelling bee by misspelling “journey.”
“I guess my old habits are hard to break,” he said.
Additionally, Buzzfeed reported on Thursday that a photo of an Iowa farm Braley posted to his Facebook page in 2013 is actually a photo of a farm in England. . . .