Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are both campaigning in Iowa after a weekend of quibbling over a conservative columnist’s report that Clinton’s “agents” had “scandalous information” about Obama. During a news conference on Sunday in eastern Iowa, Obama shot back.
“We just won’t tolerate it. Now, Senator Clinton’s campaign after three iterations of it said they do not engage in these practices and that they don’t have any information that is scandalous as referred to in the Novak column and we take them at their word, but we don’t want anybody to have any doubts that when it comes to these kinds of practices, I won’t tolerate it,” Obama said. Clinton’s campaign accused Obama of being thrown off his game by a Republican-leaning columnist trying to stir up controversy.
On the campaign trail today in Iowa, Democrat John Edwards will host three events featuring musicians Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Brown. The concerts are in Davenport, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Democrats Joe Biden and Chris Dodd are also campaigning in Iowa today. Clinton has stops planned in Knoxville, Waterloo, Vinton and Tama. Obama campaigned in Clarion this morning, then went to events in Fort Dodge.