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Poorest candidate hits streetcorner

Thursday, May 25, 2006

While his opponents rake in big money in their bids to become Iowa's next governor, Sal Mohamed takes a quieter approach.

Mohamed, who has raised only $6,000, visited Iowa City this week, where he spent an entire day on a street corner waving to motorists and talking to people walking by.

"This is the most effective way to get direct contact with the people," said Mohamed, a Sioux City engineer who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. "Politicians don't have to raise a lot of money to get into office."

Mohamed, who held a 3-by-5-foot sign and a small American flag, also carried an umbrella in case it rained.

In comparison, Chet Culver has nearly $2 million banked.

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