For the first time since 2002, the GOP nominee in Iowa's third congressional district will be decided by convention. Host Ben Kieffer talks with former Iowa House Speaker Brent Siegrist. He was one of the candidates vying for the republican nomination in the 2002 primary. After three ballots, and a close vote convention delegates chose then State Senator Steve King.
On a muggy afternoon, President Obama addressed an open-air crowd of an about 10,000 people at Living History Farms near Des Moines. He says the GOP convention involved "a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices, but nobody told you what they were."
The next two weeks are a political junkie’s delight with back-to-back party conventions. Host Ben Kieffer talks with the experts to recap happenings in Tampa, look ahead to North Carolina, and talk about President Obama’s return trip to Iowa this week.