While Republicans and Democrats rarely agree on anything, the executive directors of both of Iowa’s major political parties came together Tuesday to unveil a single logo for the 2008 Iowa Caucuses.
Iowa Democratic Party executive director Mike Milligan says the logo highlights their spirit of cooperation.
“This logo is merely a small representation of the massive collaborative effort that the Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Iowa have been working on,” Brennan said. “…We felt like this was the best way to present to the world the First-in-the-Nation Caucuses and we will be ready on January 3, 2008 to host the First-in-the-Nation Caucuses.”
Chuck Laudner, the executive director of the Republican Party of Iowa, says the logo is perhaps a symbol of the 2008 races in both parties. “Both parties have an open race and a wide open race,” Laudner says. “The media attention that we’re getting, we didn’t want to split it up.”
The logo features the phrase “First in the Nation” and has a picture of both of the parties’ icons — the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant. Both parties have joined to rent the Polk County Convention Complex and will report Caucus Night results from the same site.
“We want to showcase Iowa beyond partisan politics and beyond the election right at hand to show them Iowa and Iowans and why we get to go first in the nation,” Lauder said.