I wonder what would happen if a Democratic presidential campaign pulled a stunt like this with a low-income farmer in Iowa. Deb and Jerry VonSprecken
May 10, 2007

I wonder what would happen if a Democratic presidential campaign pulled a stunt like this with a low-income farmer in Iowa.

Deb and Jerry VonSprecken received a call last weekend from Rudy Giuliani's campaign, asking if they'd host a campaign rally on their Iowa farm. They were delighted to accept, and started making preparations. Then the campaign called back.

“They wanted to know our assets,” she revealed, and added that she and Jerry have a modest 80 acre farm and raise cattle.

Later she received a call from Tony Delgado at the Des Monies location.

“Tony said, ‘I’m sorry, you aren’t worth a million dollars and he is campaigning on the Death Tax right now.’ then he said they weren’t going to be able to come,” Deb continued.

The Death Tax is a federal version of the Iowa Inheritance Tax.

The VonSpreckens then called Delgado back and told him how upset they were that the event had been cancelled, how much work they had done and that they had been expecting 75-100 people at their farm.

“I invited him into my home,” Deb said of Giuliani, fighting back tears.

Read the rest. It sounds like Giuliani's campaign has some explaining to do.

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