It’s not too early to plan for next year’s Iowa caucuses, and one group that’s getting positioned to do that is the Concord Coalition. The group advocates balancing the federal budget and reforming Social Security, and Midwest Coordinator Corey Davison says they’re opening an Iowa office. Noting we’re only 350 days from the 2004 caucuses, Davison says the Concord Coalition’s doing regular events around the midwest and Great Plains, and plans to open an Iowa office and do more events. The Concord coalition was created in 1992 and says its basis is watchdogging fiscal responsibility. In recent statements, the group’s done that by questioning President Bush’s tax-cut proposal, and Davison says they hope to hold forums in Iowa and make candidates take positions on important economic and tax issues. He’s hoping the candidates will listen to the coalition’s views on what would be responsible policy for children and the short-term economy, so representatives of the group plan to spend a lot more time in the state. Former Nebraska democratic Senator Bob Kerrey was named a co-chair of the Concord Coalition in January 2002.
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