PRESS RELEASE from Iowa Democratic Party
For Immediate Release                                                       
Friday, August 10, 2007
Contact: Carrie Giddins

Governor Chet Culver and IDP Chair Scott Brennan Certify Iowa’s First in the Nation Caucus Status for 2008

Des Moines – Today, Governor Chet Culver, Secretary of State Michael Mauro and Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan took the important step of certifying that the 2008 Democratic caucuses will be held in the 2008 calendar year, thus ending speculation of a “Christmas” or 2007 caucus.

“The 2008 presidential campaign has been fast and furious in Iowa, but the nominating calendar will start in 2008 with the Iowa Caucuses,” said Scott Brennan, Iowa Democratic Party Chair. “The party runs the caucus, and I will do everything I can as State Chair to find the best date possible for Iowans to express their presidential preference.”

Governor Culver said, "We all need to take a deep breath and wait until the dust settles as we talk about the date of the caucuses. Iowans have common sense, and common sense tells us that the caucuses need to be in January."

Iowa’s caucus is currently scheduled for January 14, 2008.