Iowans worry about ethanol's diminished political clout as energy outlook changes

  • Article by: THOMAS BEAUMONT , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 24, 2013 - 11:25 AM

ALTOONA, Iowa — For decades, presidential candidates' chances in Iowa were wounded if not doomed unless they backed federal support for ethanol, a boon to the state's corn-growing economy.

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idiocracy2uNov. 24, 13 8:30 PM

The state's leading Republicans and Democrats hope they can still use Iowa's political importance as a swing-voting state and as the site of the first presidential nominating contest to get candidates to support keeping the requirement, or at least part of it, in place. - Do we need any more of a shining example of corruption and pandering in politics? Politicians on both sides, using stolen taxpayer money to support a product that takes more energy to produce than it yields. But, that is the way politicians work. Our money buys them power and influence. Clowns to the left, jokers to the right, and all of them thieves.

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