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The first plane dropped her absentee ballot in the mail today.
Obama will keep pushing for early voting during his visit to swing state of Iowa -- this Wednesday but will his push swing voters to his side.
Let's -- Republican governor Terry Branstad of Iowa.
Governor it's great to have you back on the show good to see answer.
Interestingly all this early voting that is is is starting to give us a sense it.
What voters are thinking out there and we're starting to see that in Iowa in particular and Ohio as well.
Democrats are really coming out and voting for -- -- that should Mitt Romney be worried.
No I don't think so he performed exceptionally well in the first debate.
And now that the American people -- really got a chance to see the two candidates side by side they can see.
All these nasty negative attack ads that Obama has leveled against Romany.
Really have not worked and now when people get a chance to see.
The president United States spending all as a time blaming other people attacking other people.
He can't defend his record of increasing the national debt more than a trillion dollars a year forty cents of every dollar being spent.
Is borrowed money it's a recipe for disaster the country's gone the wrong direction.
We knew we need new leadership in Romney's got the experience and ability to do what I and other Republican governors have done get our State's financial house in order.
And reduce the spending that's gotten us in trouble we are and that's in this state.
-- -- -- on that and I went Indiana when they and a lot of oral bottle comes from the existing -- and the very little money they have -- -- -- -- In the nation.
Let's just talk about the election what did you say -- longer.
Says pulling in I would shows that Obama -- -- contrasting my state would Obama's state of Illinois and his status following his example.
They have the most debt per capita they have the most unfunded.
Liabilities for their public employee retirement system they're four million dollars behind in paying their bills on time in our state.
We only spent 97 cents of of every dollar they came in and revenue last year.
In the governor's office and.
Are right answer I think we have a big delay here and so so let me get -- that question in edgewise here.
Especially when it comes early voting be absent -- that early -- that's going on right now I'm wondering if you believe that Obama might be cannibalizing.
Summoned his boat that would have come on November 6.
People see -- as a positive right now but in a few weeks could it be a negative.
Well exactly that's what happened two years ago.
In the Democrats.
Had a massive early voting.
Deal but when when the election came out in 2010.
Even though we lost early voting as -- got closer and closer to election Republicans picked up and the turnout on Election Day it was phenomenal.
And I carried this state by a strong margin defeating -- incumbent democratic governor for the first time here than in commented.
Governor -- loss since 1962.
And I believe we're we're gonna see a great turnout in this election I see some real momentum.
Hauled before our not only for Romney but for our congressional candidates and our state senate candidates as we're working to gain control of the state senate in Iowa as well.
You know your state can boast Jack a jobless rate of five point 5%.
And and this is your second tour of duty is governor in your first -- tours of duty ended.
With an unemployment rate of 2.5 percent what do you know in Iowa that the rest of us don't.
Well we know that you can't spend more than you take yen.
And that that if the private sector that -- of jobs so you need to reduce the tax and regulatory burden.
You'd need to keep your -- fiscal house in order spend less and you take yen have low debt.
Who were second only to South Dakota when it comes to being in a strong financial position.
According to Barron's Magazine we're very proud of that that fact in Illinois is second worst in the nation.
So we live -- contrast our state with -- Obama's state of Illinois.
There they can't pay their bills on time.
They've got more debt per capita than any other state.
They have they have all these problems than that they've brought on themselves by not having fiscal discipline are -- -- in the country to.
Governor thanks for coming on tonight and thank you so much for putting up with our technical difficulties I appreciate your time puppy comeback against him thank you.
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