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Project Vote Smart Moves to Des Moines

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One of the nation’s leading sources of nonpartisan political information is moving its headquarters to Drake University in Des Moines in January.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

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Drake University was one of many schools bidding to host Vote Smart.  It’s a national organization that employs mostly college interns to analyze political facts and people.  Founding board member Adelaide Kimball says the organization decided to move from its current location on a dude ranch in Montana because it was too expensive and they had to fight blizzards and wildfires.

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“The challenges of running a national research organization in the middle of the wilderness were greater than they should be.”

Kimball says Iowa is a great place politically because of its first in the nation presidential caucuses, and also because Drake University is offering first rate facilities.  For Siouxland Public Media, I’M Mary Hartnett.

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