July 12, 2006
Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner is in Des Moines, Iowa today hoping to win over the swing state.
It's part of a two-day campaign stop to raise money for several Democrats running in Iowa's key legislative races. Warner has said he may run for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2008. He says Democrats need to take a firm stance on national security issues and challenge President Bush.
"He's a more moderate Democrat and that contrasts him with people like John Kerry, with Hillary Clinton, with John Edwards, and so going into a general election, he'd probably have a better chance of winning over some Independent voters and maybe even some Republican voters," explained Matt Smythe of the UVA Center for Politics.
This is Warner's fourth trip to Iowa.