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Trip Down South Raises Concerns for Iowan
ROCKFORD, Iowa--Chuck Laudner spent time down in Mississippi the last few weeks and he saw something there that he hasn't seen in his home state of Iowa. And what is missing has him concerned. "I don't see the same intensity," Laudner said. Laudner, who has served as Congressman Steve King's chief of staff and executive director for the Republican Party of Iowa, had been working recently on behalf of the Tea Party Patriots in the Jackson, Mississippi, area. Tea Partiers had rallied behind Chris McDaniel's primary campaign against longtime Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.