Television and “Back to the Future” star Michael J. Fox will be in Iowa this (Monday) afternoon, campaigning with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chet Culver. Fox has been involving himself in races around the country, backing candidates like Culver who support expanded embryonic stem cell research.
On the other side, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Nussle was in Manchester this (Monday) morning, kicking off a bus tour which will take him and Iowa’s most popular Republican — Senator Charles Grassley — to each of Iowa’s 99 counties before election day. “We want to energize Iowa’s future,” Nussle says. “We’re excited to go out and have a chance to listen to what Iowans are saying here in the last week of the campaign.”
According to Nussle, the bus tour will give him a chance to “rev up the troops” and spread his campaign message. Nussle and Grassley began with a rally on the Delaware County Courthouse steps in Manchester at 7:30 this morning. Nussle stopped in Clinton at 10. He’s due in Davenport at noon, then has stops scheduled in Muscatine, Washington, Sigourney, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, Pella and Indianola.