Where the Iowa field offices are (final version)

A few weeks ago I wrote a diary on where the Democratic presidential candidates have field offices in Iowa.

My purpose was to document the information so that after January 3, we can see whether campaigns with the most field offices did better in the counties where rivals had field organizers and volunteers working without the visibility of an office.

I am publishing a new version of this diary because several campaigns have added more field offices this month. Also, someone at the Iowa Democratic Party informed me of slight adjustments to the number of state delegates awarded by a handful of counties.

More information than you probably wanted to know is after the jump.

I have listed the counties in descending order, based on the number of state delegates they will assign on the Democratic side. I took the numbers from this post by Drew Miller, who calculated how many delegates each county would contribute to the 2,500 total. He has corrected the delegate numbers for a few counties in that post.

I also give the 2004 caucus results for each county. Those numbers come from this table on the Des Moines Register's website. The results reflect the percentage of county delegates assigned to the various presidential candidates (not the percentage of raw votes each one received in the county).

Here is a map of Iowa showing all 99 counties and county seats. Not all of the candidates' field offices are in county-seat towns. If you want to see where all the offices are located, I suggest that you consult a good road atlas.

Total field offices in Iowa for each candidate:
Barack Obama 37* (includes two in Des Moines--I explain the asterisk below)
Hillary Clinton 34 (includes two in Des Moines, two in Dubuque and two in Cedar Rapids)
John Edwards 25
Bill Richardson 17
Joe Biden 15
Chris Dodd 13

Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel have no field offices in Iowa, although Kucinich reportedly has a paid staffer working out of a supporter's home in Dubuque.

Note that all of the six serious campaigns have field offices in 13 counties that will account for 1,396 of the 2,500 state delegates.

Also be aware that all of the campaigns have field organizers and volunteers working in many counties besides the ones where they have offices.

Within the past month:
Edwards added offices in Newton, Grinnell, Fairfield, Decorah, Maquoketa, Spirit Lake, Marshalltown, Keokuk, Muscatine and Algona.
Richardson added an office in Muscatine.
Biden added offices in Decorah, Osceola, Burlington, Ottumwa, Fort Dodge and Mason City.

Obama's campaign has opened an undisclosed number of temporary offices in the past month as well. A few weeks ago, Obama supporter Gordon Fischer put up this post about attending an office opening in Washington, Iowa. Gordon mentioned that it was the campaign's 39th office. Since that wasn't on the list of 37 field offices an Obama staffer e-mailed me last month, I contacted Gordon to find out where else Obama had opened new offices. He replied that it was a typo--there were just 37 field offices.

So I contacted the staffer I spoke with last month and confirmed that yes, there is a new Obama office in Washington. So how many do you have now in Iowa? 37, she said. Did you close one somewhere? No. But Washington wasn't on the list of 37 Obama campaign offices you sent me before. She said she would look into it for me. The next day, she said that there are 37 "official" offices--they are not counting "temporary" offices like the one in Washington in that total. So how many temporary offices are there now? She would not say how many or where they are located.

That's why I put an asterisk next to the "official" number of Obama offices.

All told, 43 counties have at least one field office for a Democratic presidential candidate. I was surprised by some of the small towns where Obama and Clinton have opened field offices. I had to get out the Iowa map myself to find some of these towns (Dunlap, Sheldon, Independence).

Granted, those campaigns have money to burn, and it must be very cheap to rent office space in small Iowa towns. Enthusiastic supporters may have even donated office space to the campaigns in some places.

But many counties where candidates have opened offices will assign less than 1 percent of the state delegates. Even if you count the delegates coming from neighboring counties, you are talking about a very small percentage of the state delegates.

Are the campaigns mainly vying for bragging rights as the one with the best Iowa ground game? Or will the visibility of all those extra field offices really help Clinton and Obama "organize, organize, organize and then get hot at the end"?

Please post your theories in the comments.

Here is the list of Iowa's 99 counties.

Polk - 358 state delegates
Edwards 39.6 percent, Kerry 35.5 percent, Dean 14.2 percent, Gephardt 8.6 percent, Kucinich 1.5 percent.

All of the campaigns have state headquarters in Polk County. Clinton, Edwards, Dodd, Richardson and Obama have HQ in Des Moines, Iowa's largest city. Clinton has a second office in Des Moines. Obama also has a second office in Des Moines and an additional field office in the suburb of West Des Moines. Biden has his state HQ in Clive, also a western suburb.

Linn - 202 state delegates
Kerry 39.9 percent, Edwards 31.9 percent, Dean 18.1 percent, Gephardt 8.6 percent, Kucinich 1 percent.
All six campaigns have field offices in Cedar Rapids. Clinton has two separate offices in different parts of Cedar Rapids.

Scott - 142 state delegates
Kerry 47.1 percent, Dean 22 percent, Edwards 19.1 percent, Gephardt 10.9 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Davenport, which is part of the Quad Cities on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River.

Johnson - 137 state delegates
Kerry 35.3 percent, Dean 28.7 percent, Edwards 26.3 percent, Kucinich 7.3 percent, Gephardt 1.3 percent
Clinton, Edwards, Obama, Richardson and Biden all have field offices in Iowa City, where the University of Iowa is located. Dodd has a field office in Coralville, which is right next to Iowa City.

Black Hawk - 117 state delegates
Kerry 39.1 percent, Edwards 25.5 percent, Dean 19.7 percent, Gephardt 13.3 percent, Kucinich 2.2 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Waterloo. Obama also has a field office in Cedar Falls, the neighboring town where the University of Northern Iowa is located.

Dubuque - 90 state delegates
Kerry 43.8 percent, Edwards 21.9 percent, Dean 14.1 percent, Gephardt 17.8 percent, Clark 1.3 percent, Kucinich 0.7 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Dubuque, a heavily Catholic city in northeast Iowa along the Mississippi River. Clinton has two separate offices in the same building in Dubuque.

Story - 77 state delegates
Kerry 38.3 percent, Edwards 35.1 percent, Dean 21.1 percent, Kucinich 3.4 percent, Gephardt 1.1 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Ames, where the campus of Iowa State University is located.

Woodbury - 68 state delegates
Kerry 41.4 percent, Dean 28.5 percent, Edwards 22.5 percent, Gephardt 7.5 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Sioux City, which is the largest city in northwest Iowa.

Pottawattamie - 55 state delegates
Kerry 46.2 percent, Dean 21.1 percent, Gephardt 16.2 percent, Edwards 14.4 percent, Kucinich 0.4 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Council Bluffs, which is just over the river from Omaha, Nebraska and is the largest city in western Iowa.

Clinton - 46 state delegates
Kerry 52.5 percent, Dean 25.3 percent, Edwards 14.8 percent, Gephardt 7.4 percent
Clinton and Obama have field offices in Clinton. The other campaigns are covering this county out of their Davenport field offices (Clinton County is just north of Scott County).

Cerro Gordo - 46 state delegates
Kerry 35.2 percent, Edwards 31.6 percent, Dean 21.2 percent, Gephardt 12 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Mason City, Meredith Wilson's home town in north-central Iowa.

Des Moines - 41 state delegates
Kerry 33 percent, Edwards 30 percent, Gephardt 21 percent, Dean 15 percent.
All six campaigns have field offices in Burlington, the largest city in southeast Iowa.

Dallas - 39 state delegates
Edwards 52 percent, Kerry 35.3 percent, Dean 7.3 percent, Gephardt 3.3 percent, Kucinich 0.7 percent
Clinton has a field office in Waukee, once a small town but now a booming, affluent exurb to the west of Des Moines. Obama has a field office in Perry, a small town with a large (by Iowa standards) Latino population. The other campaigns are covering this county out of their state HQ.

Warren - 38 state delegates
Edwards 40 percent, Kerry 37.3 percent, Gephardt 11.8 percent, Dean 10.9 percent
Edwards, Obama and Clinton have field offices in Indianola. The rest of the campaigns are covering this county, just south of Des Moines, out of their state HQ.

Jasper - 35 state delegates
Edwards 41.2 percent, Kerry 31.6 percent, Gephardt 23.2 percent, Dean 4.0 percent
Edwards, Obama and Clinton have field offices in Newton, former HQ of Maytag Corporation. The other campaigns cover this area out of their state HQ (Jasper County borders Polk County to the east).

Lee - 34 state delegates
Edwards 29.4 percent, Dean 25 percent, Gephardt 25 percent, Kerry 20 percent, Kucinich 0.6 percent
Obama and Clinton have field offices in Fort Madison. Edwards has an office in Keokuk. The other campaigns cover this area out of their Burlington offices.

Webster - 32 state delegates
Kerry 35.1 percent, Edwards 34.3 percent, Dean 18 percent, Gephardt 12.6 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Fort Dodge in north-central Iowa.

Marshall - 32 state delegates
Kerry 37.5 percent, Edwards 32.3 percent, Gephardt 20.3 percent, Dean 9.5 percent
Obama, Richardson, Clinton and Edwards have field offices in Marshalltown, a town with a large (by Iowa standards) Latino population. Other candidates are probably covering this county out of their state HQ.

Muscatine - 32 state delegates
Kerry 43.9 percent, Dean 27.8 percent, Edwards 17.7 percent, Gephardt 10.7 percent
Obama, Clinton, Edwards and Richardson have field offices in Muscatine. The Davenport field offices are presumably covering this area for the other candidates.

Wapello - 31 state delegates
Edwards 38 percent, Kerry 33.7 percent, Gephardt 21.3 percent, Dean 7 percent
All six campaigns have field offices in Ottumwa, a stronghold for organized labor. Bonus political trivia: Wapello was one of only five Iowa counties to vote for John F. Kennedy in 1960 and one of only four Iowa counties to vote for Bonnie Campbell for governor in 1994.

Boone - 24 state delegates
Kerry 41.4 percent, Edwards 41.4 percent, Dean 15.7 percent, Gephardt 1.4 percent
No campaign has a field office here. Presumably they are covering the area from their Ames offices.

Benton - 23 state delegates
Kerry 41.1 percent, Edwards 26.7 percent, Dean 16.7 percent, Gephardt 15.6 percent
Clinton has a field office in Vinton. The other campaigns are covering this area either out of their Cedar Rapids or Waterloo offices.

Marion - 23 state delegates
Edwards 36.0 percent, Kerry 34.7 percent, Gephardt 16.7 percent, Dean 9.3 percent
Obama has a field office in Knoxville. The other campaigns are either covering this area out of state HQ or offices in Indianola.

Bremer - 21 state delegates
Kerry 41.0 percent, Edwards 33.0 percent, Dean 13.0 percent, Gephardt 13.0 percent
Obama has a field office in Waverly, a small college town. Other campaigns have offices relatively close by in Waterloo.

Jackson - 20 state delegates
Kerry 36.8 percent, Gephardt 22.1 percent, Dean 19.1 percent, Edwards 19.1 percent
Obama and Edwards have field offices in Maquoketa. The other campaigns are probably covering this area out of their Dubuque offices.

Buchanan - 20 state delegates
Kerry 37.0 percent, Edwards 35.0 percent, Dean 16.0 percent, Gephardt 11.0 percent
Clinton and Obama have field offices in Independence. Others are probably covering this area from their offices in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids or Dubuque.

Fayette - 18 state delegates
Kerry 42.3 percent, Edwards 36.6 percent, Dean 11.4 percent, Gephardt 7.4 percent
Richardson has a field office in West Union. Obama has a field office in Oelwein. Others are probably covering this area out of their Dubuque or Waterloo offices.

Jones - 18 state delegates
Edwards 38.3 percent, Kerry 28.7 percent, Dean 20.9 percent, Gephardt 12.2 percent
Obama has a field office in Anamosa. Others are probably covering this area out of their Dubuque or Cedar Rapids offices.

Winneshiek - 17 state delegates
Kerry 49.3 percent, Dean 22.0 percent, Edwards 16.7 percent, Kucinich 6.7 percent, Gephardt 4.0 percent
Clinton, Obama, Edwards and Biden have field offices in Decorah, a college town (in case you were wondering about that strong Kucinich vote). Others are probably covering this area out of their Dubuque or Cedar Rapids offices.

Poweshiek - 17 state delegates
Kerry 41.3 percent, Edwards 26.0 percent, Dean 17.3 percent, Kucinich 7.3 percent, Gephardt 7.3 percent
Edwards has a field office in Grinnell. Others are probably covering this area out of offices in Marshalltown, Des Moines or Iowa City.

Cedar - 16 state delegates
Kerry 34.3 percent, Edwards 24.3 percent, Dean 22.9 percent, Gephardt 10.0 percent, Kucinich 5.7 percent
No one has a field office in this county, which borders the "People's Republic of Johnson County" and is probably covered by Iowa City field offices.

Clayton - 16 state delegates
Kerry 41.7 percent, Edwards 30.8 percent, Dean 16.7 percent, Gephardt 7.5 percent, Clark 1.7 percent
Obama has a field office in Elkader. Others are probably covering the area from Dubuque or Cedar Rapids.

Tama - 16 state delegates
Edwards 36.5 percent, Kerry 32.9 percent, Dean 16.5 percent, Gephardt 14.1 percent
No one has a field office in this county. Others are probably covering the area from Iowa City or Cedar Rapids.

Carroll - 16 state delegates
Kerry 41.8 percent, Edwards 34.2 percent, Dean 18.5 percent, Gephardt 5.5 percent
Clinton, Edwards and Obama have field offices in this heavily Catholic county in western Iowa. Others are probably covering from offices in Sioux City or Council Bluffs.

Washington - 16 state delegates
Kerry 40.0 percent, Edwards 40.0 percent, Dean 14.0 percent, Kucinich 4.0 percent, Gephardt 2.0 percent
Clinton has a field office in Washington. As I noted above, Obama recently opened an "unofficial" office here. Others are probably covering from offices in Iowa City, Davenport or Burlington.

Floyd - 15 state delegates
Kerry 35.3 percent, Edwards 31.8 percent, Gephardt 18.8 percent, Dean 14.1 percent
Obama has a field office in Charles City. Others are probably covering this county from offices in Mason City or Waterloo.

Jefferson - 15 state delegates
Dean 30.9 percent, Kucinich 29.1 percent, Kerry 20.0 percent, Edwards 14.5 percent, Gephardt 5.5 percent
No, that is not a typo, this was Kucinich's best county. Obama and Edwards have field offices in Fairfield, where Maharishi University and Iowa's "Silicorn Valley" are located. Others are probably covering this area from Iowa City.

Delaware - 15 state delegates
Edwards 45 percent, Kerry 39 percent, Dean 8 percent, Gephardt 6 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Dubuque.

Dickinson - 14 state delegates
Kerry 35 percent, Dean 26.7 percent, Edwards 23.3 percent, Gephardt 8.3 percent, Kucinich 6.7 percent
Edwards opened a field office in Spirit Lake in December. Clinton and Obama have offices relatively nearby in Spencer. Others are probably covering out of Sioux City field offices.

Henry - 14 state delegates
Edwards 39.2 percent, Kerry 31.5 percent, Dean 22.3 percent, Gephardt 5.4 percent, Kucinich 1.5 percent
No field offices. This county is right next to Des Moines county, where most of the candidates have field offices in Burlington.

Hardin - 14 state delegates
Edwards 38.7 percent, Kerry 34.5 percent, Dean 18.5 percent, Gephardt 8.4 percent
No field offices. Campaigns are probably covering this county from offices in Ames, Waterloo or Mason City.

Kossuth - 14 state delegates
Edwards 49.0 percent, Kerry 29.0 percent, Dean 13.0 percent, Gephardt 7.0 percent
Obama, Clinton and Edwards have field offices in Algona. Others are probably covering this area from offices in Mason City.

Hamilton - 14 state delegates
Edwards 45 percent, Kerry 38 percent, Dean 13 percent, Gephardt 4 percent
No field offices. The candidates' closest offices are in Fort Dodge and Ames.

Plymouth - 13 state delegates
Kerry 40 percent, Edwards 30.8 percent, Dean 18.5 percent, Gephardt 10.8 percent
No field offices. This county is just to the north of Sioux City, where all the campaigns have offices.

Iowa - 13 state delegates
Kerry 37.3 percent, Edwards 30.7 percent, Dean 20 percent, Gephardt 12 percent
No field offices. This county is just to the west of Johnson County, so is closest to the field offices in Iowa City.

Chickasaw - 13 state delegates
Kerry 43 percent, Edwards 28 percent, Dean 17 percent, Gephardt 11 percent
No field offices. The closest field offices are in Waverly (Obama), Charles City (Obama), Decorah (Clinton, Obama and Edwards) or in West Union (Richardson). The other campaigns are probably covering this county from Mason city or Waterloo offices.

Mahaska - 13 state delegates
Edwards 45.5 percent, Kerry 36.4 percent, Dean 10.9 percent, Gephardt 7.3 percent
No field offices. The candidates' offices in Ottumwa are closest to this county.

Buena Vista - 12 state delegates
Kerry 34.0 percent, Dean 31.0 percent, Edwards 28.0 percent, Gephardt 7.0 percent
Richardson has a field office in Storm Lake, a town in the conservative northwestern part of the state. Others are probably covering the area out of Sioux City or Spencer.

Madison - 12 state delegates
Edwards 50.6 percent, Kerry 28.2 percent, Dean 10.6 percent, Gephardt 10.6 percent
No field offices. Campaigns are probably covering from their state HQ or from Council Bluffs.

Clay - 12 state delegates
Edwards 42 percent, Kerry 28 percent, Dean 22 percent, Gephardt 6 percent, Kucinich 1 percent
Obama and Clinton have field offices in Spencer. Others are probably covering from Sioux City.

Allamakee - 12 state delegates
Kerry 47.9 percent, Dean 23.9 percent, Edwards 21.1 percent, Gephardt 7 percent
No field offices. The closest offices would be in Decorah (Clinton, Edwards and Obama) and West Union (Richardson). Other campaigns are probably this county out of field offices in Dubuque, Waterloo or Cedar Rapids.

Butler - 11 state delegates
Kerry 37 percent, Edwards 36 percent, Dean 14 percent, Gephardt 13 percent
No field offices. The closest field offices are in Waverly for Obama and in Waterloo for the other candidates.

Appanoose - 11 state delegates
Edwards 50 percent, Kerry 26 percent, Dean 22 percent, Gephardt 2 percent
No field offices. Campaigns are probably covering out of Ottumwa offices.

Crawford - 10 state delegates
Kerry 36.3 percent, Edwards 33.8 percent, Gephardt 18.8 percent, Dean 8.7 percent, Clark 1.2 percent, Kucinich 1.2 percent
No field offices. Edwards, Clinton and Obama have the closest offices in Carroll. Other candidates are covering from either Council Bluffs or Sioux City.

Wright - 10 state delegates
Kerry 36.5 percent, Edwards 36.5 percent, Gephardt 15.3 percent, Dean 9.4 percent
No field offices. The closest offices to this north-central county are in Fort Dodge.

Harrison - 10 state delegates
Kerry 49.3 percent, Edwards 20.0 percent, Dean 17.3 percent, Gephardt 13.3 percent
Clinton has a field office in Dunlap, a very small town in western Iowa. Others are probably covering from Council Bluffs offices.

Cherokee - 10 state delegates
Kerry 35.7 percent, Gephardt 24.3 percent, Dean 20.0 percent, Edwards 17.1 percent
No field offices. Richardson has the closest office in Storm Lake. Other campaigns are probably covering out of their Sioux City offices.

Mitchell - 10 state delegates
Kerry 31.3 percent, Edwards, 31.3 percent, Dean 21.3 percent, Gephardt 13.8 percent
No field offices. This county on the northern border of the state is closest to the Mason City offices or (for Obama) Charles City.

Winnebago - 9 state delegates
Kerry 34 percent, Edwards 33 percent, Dean 18 pecent, Gephardt 15 percent
No field offices. This county is closest to the Mason City offices.

Cass - 9 state delegates
Kerry 38.8 percent, Edwards 34.7 percent, Gephardt 16.3 percent, Dean 8.2 percent
No field offices. The candidates' closest offices are in Council Bluffs.

Union - 9 state delegates
Edwards 43.8 percent, Kerry 28.8 percent, Dean 13.8 percent, Gephardt 13.8 percent
Clinton and Obama have field offices in Creston, a town in southwestern Iowa. Biden's office in Osceola is close by. Council Bluffs offices are probably covering this county for the other campaigns.

Guthrie - 9 state delegates
Edwards 59.3 percent, Kerry 27.1 percent, Dean 10.2 percent, Gephardt 1.7 percent
No field offices. This county is probably covered by Council Bluffs offices, or perhaps by state HQ for some candidates.

Howard - 9 state delegates
Kerry 40 percent, Edwards 26.7 percent, Dean 18.7 percent, Gephardt 13.3 percent
No field offices. Clinton, Obama and Edwards have the closest offices in Decorah and Charles City. Other candidates are probably covering from Mason City or Waterloo.

Hancock - 9 state delegates
Edwards 46 percent, Dean 24 percent, Kerry 20 percent, Gephardt 10 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Mason City or Fort Dodge.

Palo Alto - 8 state delegates
Kerry 43.3 percent, Edwards 28.7 percent, Dean 23.3 percent, Gephardt 2 percent
No field offices. Clinton, Obama and Edwards have the closest offices in Algona and Spencer. Other candidates are probably covering from Fort Dodge or Sioux City.

Grundy - 8 state delegates
Kerry 50 percent, Edwards 33.8 percent, Dean 13.8 percent, Gephardt 2.5 percent
No field offices. The candidates' Waterloo offices are close by.

Greene - 8 state delegates
Edwards 41.3 percent, Kerry 37.5 percent, Dean 13.8 percent, Gephardt 6.3 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Carroll. Other candidates are probably covering from Fort Dodge or Council Bluffs.

Clarke - 8 state delegates
Edwards 41.3 percent, Kerry 30 percent, Dean 15 percent, Gephardt 12.5 percent
Biden has a field office in Osceola. The closest offices for other candidates are in Creston (Clinton and Obama) or Indianola (Clinton, Edwards and Obama). Other candidates are probably covering from state HQ or Council Bluffs.

Worth - 8 state delegates
Edwards 37.3 percent, Kerry 32 percent, Dean 13.3 percent, Gephardt 13.3 percent
No field offices. This county is just to the north of the Mason City offices.

Calhoun - 8 state delegates
Kerry 41.5 percent, Edwards 39.4 percent, Dean 12.8 percent, Gephardt 5.3 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Carroll, Fort Dodge or Storm Lake, though some campaigns may be covering from Sioux City offices.

Shelby - 8 state delegates
Kerry 54 percent, Edwards 26 percent, Dean 9 percent, Gephardt 8 percent
No field offices. Clinton has the closest office in Dunlap. Other candidates are covering from Council Bluffs.

Keokuk - 8 state delegates
Kerry 50.8 percent, Edwards 21.5 percent, Dean 16.9 percent, Gephardt 9.2 percent
No field offices. This county is closest to offices in Iowa City or Ottumwa.

Louisa - 8 state delegates
Edwards 30 percent, Gephardt 26 percent, Dean 24 percent, Kerry 20 percent
No field offices. Obama, Clinton and Edwards have the closest offices in Muscatine. Others are probably covering this county from Burlington or Davenport.

Franklin - 8 state delegates
Edwards 44.7 percent, Kerry 32.9 percent, Dean 12.9 percent, Gephardt 9.4 percent
No field offices. This county is not far from offices in Mason City, Waterloo and Ames.

Monona - 8 state delegates
Kerry 42.5 percent, Edwards 21.3 percent, Dean 20 percent, Gephardt 10 percent, Kucinich 2.5 percent
No field offices. Likely to be covered out of Council Bluffs.

Emmet - 8 state delegates
Edwards 36 percent, Dean 30 percent, Kerry 28 percent, Gephardt 6 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Spencer (for Obama and Clinton) and in Spirit Lake (Edwards). Other candidates are probably covering this county out of Sioux City offices.

Sioux - 7 state delegates
Edwards 32.4 percent, Dean 31.1 percent, Kerry 29.7 percent, Gephardt 4.1 percent
No field offices. Clinton has the closest office in Sheldon. Other campaigns are probably covering this area out of Sioux City offices.

Page - 7 state delegates
Kerry 41.3 percent, Edwards 25.3 percent, Dean 21.3 percent, Gephardt 10.7 percent, Kucinich 1.3 percent
Clinton has a field office in Shenandoah, a small town in southwest Iowa. Others are probably covering from Council Bluffs.

Mills - 7 state delegates
Kerry 40 percent, Dean 22 percent, Gephardt 20 percent, Edwards 14 percent, Kucinich 2 percent
No field offices. This county is just to the south of Council Bluffs.

Humboldt - 7 state delegates
Edwards 43.3 percent, Kerry 38.9 percent, Gephardt 10 percent, Dean 7.8 percent
No field offices. The closest offices would be in Fort Dodge or Algona.

O'Brien - 7 state delegates
Kerry 29.1 percent, Dean 29.1 percent, Edwards 25.5 percent, Gephardt 16.4 percent
Clinton has a field office in Sheldon. Other campaigns are probably covering this county out of Sioux City, Spirit Lake or Spencer offices.

Sac - 7 state delegates
Kerry 37 percent, Edwards 29 percent, Dean 26 percent, Gephardt 6 percent, Kucinich 1 percent, Clark 1 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Storm Lake (Richardson) or Carroll (Clinton, Obama and Edwards). Others are probably covering this county from Sioux City.

Lucas - 7 state delegates
Edwards 35 percent, Kerry 30 percent, Gephardt 21.7 percent, Dean 13.3 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Osceola (Biden), Indianola (Clinton, Obama, Edwards) or in Knoxville (Obama). Others are probably covering out of state HQ.

Adair - 6 state delegates
Edwards 52 percent, Kerry 32 percent, Dean 10 percent, Gephardt 6 percent
No field offices. This county is probably covered by field offices in Council Bluffs or by state HQ.

Monroe - 6 state delegates
Edwards 44.6 percent, Kerry 27.7 percent, Gephardt 23.1 percent, Dean 1.5 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Ottumwa or Knoxville (for Obama).

Decatur - 6 state delegates
Edwards 43.2 percent, Kerry 24.2 percent, Dean 20 percent, Gephardt 11.6 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Osceola (Biden) and Creston (Clinton and Obama). Other candidates are probably covering from Indianola, Council Bluffs or state HQ.

Davis - 6 state delegates
Edwards 48 percent, Kerry 27.2 percent, Gephardt 20 percent, Dean 4.8 percent
No field offices. This county is just to the south of Ottumwa.

Montgomery - 6 state delegates
Kerry 40.3 percent, Dean 24.7 percent, Gephardt 24.7 percent, Edwards 9.1 percent
No field offices. Clinton has the closest office in Shenandoah, but this county is not far from other candidates' offices in Council Bluffs.

Pocahontas - 6 state delegates
Edwards 40 percent, Dean 25.7 percent, Kerry 20 percent, Gephardt 14.3 percent
No field offices. Richardson has the closest office in Storm Lake. Other candidates are probably covering out of Fort Dodge.

Audubon - 5 state delegates
Kerry 42.2 percent, Edwards 40 percent, Gephardt 8.9 percent, Dean 4.4 percent, uncommitted 4.4 percent
No field offices. The closest offices would be in Carroll (Obama, Clinton, Edwards) or Council Bluffs.

Van Buren - 5 state delegates
Edwards 33.3 percent, Dean 30 percent, Kerry 26.7 percent, Gephardt 10 percent
No field offices. This county is not far from the candidates' offices in Ottumwa and Burlington.

Fremont - 5 state delegates
Kerry 28.3 percent, Edwards 28.3 percent, Dean 28.3 percent, Gephardt 15 percent
No field offices. Clinton has the closest office in Shenandoah. This county in the southwest corner of Iowa would be covered by Council Bluffs offices for most candidates.

Wayne - 5 state delegates
Edwards 53.3 percent, Kerry 22.7 percent, Dean 16 percent, Gephardt 8 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Osceola (Biden), Indianola (Clinton, Edwards and Obama) and Knoxville (Obama). This county in south-central Iowa may be covered by state HQ or Council Bluffs offices.

Taylor - 5 state delegates
Kerry 37.5 percent, Edwards 37.5 percent, Dean 12.5 percent, Gephardt 7.5 percent, Kucinich 2.5 percent
No field offices. Clinton has the closest office in Shenandoah. Other campaigns are probably covering out of Council Bluffs offices.

Ida - 5 state delegates
Edwards 40 percent, Kerry 36.7 percent, Dean 23.3 percent
No field offices. The campaigns are probably covering this county out of Sioux City offices.

Ringgold - 5 state delegates
Edwards 40.3 percent, Dean 25 percent, Kerry 22.2 percent, Gephardt 12.5 percent
No field offices. Clinton and Obama have the closest offices in Creston, followed by Biden's office in Osceola. The other campaigns are probably covering this county out of Council Bluffs.

Lyon - 4 state delegates
Dean 43.3 percent, Edwards 40 percent, Gephardt 10 percent, Kerry 6.7 percent
No field offices. Clinton has the closest office in Dunlap. Other campaigns are probably covering this county in the northwest corner of Iowa out of Sioux City offices.

Adams - 3 state delegates
Edwards 42 percent, Kerry 30 percent, Dean 12 percent, Gephardt 12 percent, Clark 2 percent
No field offices. The closest offices would be in Creston (Clinton and Obama) and Shenandoah (Clinton). Other campaigns are probably covering out of Council Bluffs offices.

Osceola - 3 state delegates
Edwards 44 percent, Kerry 20 percent, Dean 18 percent, Gephardt 18 percent
No field offices. The closest offices are in Sheldon (for Clinton) or Spirit Lake (for Edwards). Others would be covering out of Sioux City or Spencer.

That's all, folks. I hope some number-cruncher out there can make use of this information after January 3.

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Comments

30 Comments

Re: Where the Iowa field offices are (final versio

Good post. Haven't read over the whole thing but very useful!Thanks

by Jr1886 2007-12-27 03:45PM | 0 recs
I don't expect anyone to read the whole thing

but I hope it will be a useful reference. It's surprisingly hard to find 2004 caucus results by county.

by desmoinesdem 2007-12-27 03:51PM | 0 recs
Indeed.

and to think that you've done this impressive work for the public domain. Kudos.

by misscee 2007-12-27 04:42PM | 0 recs
I used to do freelance writing

on the politics of a different country, but I can't see any editor paying me for the too-long diaries I've been writing on the Iowa caucuses!

The nice thing about the public domain is no one can tell me what to write about or give me a word limit.

by desmoinesdem 2007-12-27 04:54PM | 0 recs
Re: Where the Iowa field offices are (final versio

I seriously can't believe you do all this for free, hehe, but your diaries are a treasure.

by Steve M 2007-12-27 05:06PM | 0 recs
it's a good outlet for me

I used to write for a living, and I'm not working outside the home now. When I get interested in something, I enjoy putting together a diary.

In this case, I wanted to take a close look at the 2004 results anyway.

by desmoinesdem 2007-12-27 05:12PM | 0 recs
Re: it's a good outlet for me

Book...again, you should write a book, and, I'll help...and let's talk after mid-February...and you are the blogosphere Person of the Year!

by howardpark 2007-12-27 05:25PM | 0 recs
I don't think Iowa will get to go first

again after this cycle. That's just my hunch.

by desmoinesdem 2007-12-27 06:06PM | 0 recs
Re: I don't think Iowa will get to go first

I think Iowa's place is fairly secure at least for 2012.  If a Dem. get's in the ball will be in the GOP court and they won't do anything.  I just don't see national legislation or anything beyond a "blue ribbon commission".  The Iowa Caucuses as first won't last forever, just the next decade or so.

by howardpark 2007-12-28 04:46AM | 0 recs
that's a good point

If the Dem who gets in won Iowa, there will be little incentive to change the system. The Republicans aren't likely to push for it.

by desmoinesdem 2007-12-28 04:52AM | 0 recs
Lee County

Obama has an office open in Keokuk at the River Ciry Mall.  I was down there tonight making calls for the event on Saturday.  I will be surprised if Edwards does as well this time in Lee County.  Richardson picked up the support of a few key locals and will win big in on Precient, but beyond that it will be just the top three scoring here.

by cspanjunkie 2007-12-27 05:33PM | 0 recs
I specifically asked the Obama staffer

in the press office about Keokuk, because someone else had mentioned it to me, but the list of offices she sent only mentioned Fort Madison in Lee County.

She stuck to the line that they have 37 official field offices, and Keokuk is not on that list for whatever reason. I don't get it, truthfully.

by desmoinesdem 2007-12-27 05:52PM | 0 recs
Re: I specifically asked the Obama staffer

Its not that hard to figure out. The less information out there, the less opportunity for the opposition to guess your strategy.

by aiko 2007-12-28 12:26AM | 0 recs
at this point the opposition must know

where the offices are. Towns like Washington and Keokuk are small enough that locals would notice a new Obama field office and report it to other campaigns right away.

Also, my latest conversations with the Obama staffer were literally a week before caucus night. What can the other campaigns do at this point with the information? It's too late to open a new office, and they've all had field organizers working these areas anyway.

by desmoinesdem 2007-12-28 04:06AM | 0 recs
regarding the outcome in Lee County

Edwards is bound to be up some places and down other places, but I think he'll be able to do at least as well as his 2004 showing in Lee County (he got 29.4 percent of the county delegates). That was a strong area for Gephardt, and Edwards is picking up a lot of the Gephardt supporters.

You may be right that this is a particularly strong county for Obama, though. We won't have to wait much longer to find out!

by desmoinesdem 2007-12-28 04:56AM | 0 recs
Re: regarding the outcome in Lee County

I think the Obama folks might list our office, or not list our office, because it is run by an intern (a damn good one I might add) and not by a staffer.  It has been open for a month and a half I think.  

Regarding Lee County, it is an odd bird to say the least- two county seats.  The reason I think Obama and Edwards have two offices here is because there is almost no tv.  We are covered by WGEM out of Quincy and no Iowa media market reaches us.  Some folks get the Quad Cities ABC, NBC, CBS but not many.  And if you have DISH or DIRECT you have no ABC at all.  So the ground game here is huge with almost no TV.

While we will find out soon enough, I am surprised at all the local electeds and "unoffical" leaders that are backing Obama.  Gene Fraise has tried to turn the screws here to plenty of folks, but Obama has done well in what was once Vilsack Country.  A testiment to him and his team.  As I said earlier, I think Richardson will do well here.  Many of the Dean folks have gone to Richardson, but have Obama as their #2- as a group.  First sign I have seen of deal making.

We will see!  

by cspanjunkie 2007-12-28 08:00AM | 0 recs
Correction

I believe Edwards only has one field office in Lee County. Fort Madison has been covered by the Burlington field office, which is in Des Moines County.

by clarkent 2007-12-28 08:37PM | 0 recs
Re: Where the Iowa field offices

You seriously need to archive this someplace for public records or some way so we can start having a historical record for the long haul of what occurs in these elections. Its like every time we are all trying to remember bits and piece of what happened before. it would b enice to have all of this is one centralized place.

by bruh21 2007-12-27 05:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Where the Iowa field offices are (final versio

On Wednesday I started working in the Waterloo office for John Edwards. As a volunteer from Miami, I made 200 calls to registered Democrats, got 13 positives for Edwards (6 firm, 7 leaning) and only 3 for Clinton and 2 for Obama. Looks like a landslide. Glad I came.

by larryjthorson 2007-12-27 06:41PM | 0 recs
thanks for your hard work

Remember, though, that they probably had you working a list of people they'd been unable to contact or had determined were undecided. So a lot of firm supporters of other candidates would not show up on your call list.

But it would be great to have a strong showing in Waterloo! As you can see, Black Hawk county wasn't particularly strong for Edwards last time.

by desmoinesdem 2007-12-28 04:08AM | 0 recs
Re:

fantastic this. recc'ed and mojo'd.

This is what it's all about here. Very good showing!

Will you update this post this cycles result?

by Ernst 2007-12-28 04:24AM | 0 recs
yes, I will do that

when the county-level results are finalized and posted.

I am really curious to see the results in some of those larger eastern and western Iowa counties that Kerry dominated (Dubuque, Scott, Clinton, Woodbury, Pottawattamie). Will any one candidate dominate? I'm guessing the support will be very divided in those places this year.

by desmoinesdem 2007-12-28 04:44AM | 0 recs
Re: Where the Iowa field offices are (final versio

Stunning work here..

I knew Edwards finished 2nd in 2004 but this break down shows why and where..

by nogo war 2007-12-28 05:06AM | 0 recs
I knew Edwards was stronger

in central Iowa, but I hadn't realized how badly Kerry beat him in some of the counties along the Mississippi. If Edwards can moderately improve his showing there without any one other candidate dominating the way Kerry did, he should be in good shape.

by desmoinesdem 2007-12-28 06:12AM | 0 recs
Your diaries on Iowa this year are

invaluable resources.  I really appreciate all you've done to help those of us who've never been to Iowa understand how the caucuses work and where the focus of the campaigns has been.

I look forward to delving into a lot of analysis after Jan. 3rd based on your work.

Thanks!

by edgery 2007-12-28 05:14AM | 0 recs
Wow - you deserve a gold star

I for one appreciate the work you put into that informative piece.

by dpANDREWS 2007-12-28 05:28AM | 0 recs
awesome diary

Great diary desmoinesdem!

by lonnette33 2007-12-28 10:27AM | 0 recs
Thank You

Your diaries are a terrific help.  I still can't claim to understand Iowa, but thanks to you I have a better grasp of just how much I don't understand.  Heh.

by BDB 2007-12-28 12:40PM | 0 recs
it's amazing how

the results can be so different across counties, even in a relatively homogenous state like Iowa. The pros would be able to tell you why--sometimes it has to do with the local economy (like where there is more manufacturing and more people belonging to labor unions). But sometimes, I have heard, voting patters are related to which country people's ancestors emigrated from generations ago.

by desmoinesdem 2007-12-28 01:29PM | 0 recs
You get so many gold stars

This rocked the first time you did it, and I'm still impressed with your work. Thank you so much for breaking it down like this.

by rikyrah 2007-12-28 01:40PM | 0 recs

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