Iowa Straw Poll Planned for #LaGov 2019

One thing Congressman Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone are not short on is cash. So hopes are high for the $25-per-head GOP straw poll event slated for Saturday, June 15, in the small town of Iowa (Iowa, Louisiana, of course). 

Jeremy Stine, one of the organizers of the event, told LaPolitics that the location and the name are a purposeful play on the GOP’s national Iowa Straw Poll, which is used to measure the popularity of presidential candidates in the summer before the Iowa Caucuses. 

The Republican Women of Southwest Louisiana and the Calcasieu RPEC announced Thursday they will be co-hosting the event, which will also feature candidates for legislative and local offices in addition to the gubernatorial contenders. The speeches are set to begin at noon in Iowa’s Knights of Columbus hall, which is also where the balloting will take place. 

“We want to give an extra early boost to help their campaigns throughout the dog days of summer,” Stine said. “Our hope is that we are able to coalesce behind one candidate.”

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