Boswell v. Zaun on Iowa Press

Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-Des Moines) and his Republican rival, state Senator Brad Zaun of Urbandale, are the guests on this weekend’s edition of “Iowa Press.”  The Iowa Press producers began the show by letting viewers see a compilation of the ads each is running against the other, and the two candidates were given a chance for rebuttal.

As the ads were being played, the two men were sitting on the set, their heads turned over their left shoulders to see the ads on a television screen sitting on the outer reaches of the studio.

“I didn’t realize I looked that good,” Boswell quipped when he saw the Zaun attack ad.  Zaun didn’t say anything in reply, nor did Zaun say anything while the Boswell ad attacking him was being played.

During the program, the two had a discussion about the biodiesel tax break that’s expired.

After the show concluded, the two men stood on the set and shook hands.

“We definitely represent different points of view,” Boswell said.

“It is an honor to run against you,” Zaun replied.  “It’s not personal.”

That was it.

The two talked separately with reporters in another part of the Iowa Public Television building after the taping was over.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.