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Brownback-Giuliani? Maybe Brownback-McCain

Amid all the talk of a flirtation between Sam Brownback and the Giuliani campaign, I’ve just been told that two key staffers from Brownback’s now-defunct campaign have joined John McCain in Iowa.  Jay Heine, who was Brownback’s state director, and Emma Nemecek, who was a field representative, will now work for McCain as grassroots adviser and field representative, respectively.  The moves seem to suggest two things: 1) talk about a Brownback-Giuliani tie was probably overblown, and 2) any debate inside the McCain camp about whether to direct resources toward Iowa seems to have been resolved in Iowa’s favor.

Byron York is a former White House correspondent for National Review.

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