The Des Moines Register tries to explain why they’re not permitting Dennis Kucinich to participate in today’s Democratic debate:
Neither Dennis Kucinich nor Mike Gravel had a campaign office in Iowa by the Oct. 1 deadline, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. Gravel also did not have any paid staff in the state by the deadline.
Kucinich does have a campaign office, but it’s run out of the staffer’s home. His campaign is displeased.
Byron York had fantastic coverage on the ground in Iowa yesterday, and notes that Alan Keyes has 49 committed supporters in Iowa. He notes it is “fuzzy” as to whether Keyes has either a campaign office in Iowa by Oct. 1, or paid staff in the state.