Iowa early News Headlines – Thu., Oct. 25th 2012


October 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will return to Iowa tomorrow as he and President Barack Obama scramble for votes in battleground states as the election nears. Romney’s campaign says he will speak at noon Friday at Kinzler Construction Services in Ames. The Ames stop will come two days after Romney held an event yesterday in Cedar Rapids.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Early voting for the November election is expected to set an Iowa record, as presidential candidates seek to lock-in votes. Iowa Secretary of State spokesman Chad Olsen says the state is on pace for a higher percentage of early votes than in 2008, when more than one-third of the 1.5 million votes were cast early.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 68-year-old Des Moines man fired from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage over a minor crime 50 years ago says he won’t accept an offer to return to work unless the company changes its background checks policy. Richard Eggers says the policy discriminates against low-level workers. He was fired in July for putting a cardboard cutout of a dime in a washing machine at a Laundromat in 1963.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg has had one of the most surprisingly miserable senior seasons anyone could imagine. But it’s not going to cost him his job. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz reiterated on Tuesday that Vandenberg is his starter for Saturday’s game at Northwestern.