Jim Gibbons’ campaign just released this web ad today, their first  What do you think?

I think it was well done, upbeat and positive. It would be really easy to go negative. 

Also in regards to his residency, I’d like to hear from you.  Does residency matter?  Gibbons leased an apartment in Des Moines.  His family still resides in Perry.  Perry is in Iowa’s Fourth District and is about 35-40 minutes Northwest of Des Moines.  Gibbons attends church in Des Moines, Basilica of St. John, has worked in West Des Moines, and had been a resident of Urbandale before moving to Perry.  He’s lived in Central Iowa almost his entire life.  He said he didn’t want to uproot his family in the middle of a school year.  He also said he “wanted to run against the first liberal I could find.”  Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District is represented by Congressman Tom Latham.

Some say it matters a lot, and others say “why should it?

For me looking at the Constitutional requirements… you have to be 25 years-of-age and a resident of Iowa.  Check, check.  Gibbons understands Iowa’s Third District, has worked, worshiped and lived here and frankly for me it isn’t an issue I’ll be considering.  Now I want to be clear, I have not endorsed a candidate in this race and I don’t plan to.  I don’t frankly even know who I’m going to vote for yet.  I’ve narrowed it down, but haven’t made my final decision yet.  I’m just not going to let this particular question of residency be the trump card.

What say you?

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