Clinton Campaign Caught Planting Questions at Iowa Town Meetings

This post, written by Lindsay Beyerstein, originally appeared on Majikthise

Hillary Clinton's campaign admitted Friday to planting a question at a town meeting in Newton, Iowa:
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton's campaign admitted Friday that it planted a global warming question in Newton, Iowa, Tuesday during a town hall meeting to discuss clean energy.
Clinton campaign spokesman Mo Elliethee admitted that the campaign had planted the question and said it would not happen again.
On this occasion a member of our staff did discuss a possible question about Senator Clinton's energy plan at a forum," Elliethee said. [FOX]
Grinnell student Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff told the campus paper that a Clinton senior staffer approached her at Tuesday's event and told her to ask a specific question about the global warming.

Today, a second Iowan came forward to claim that Clinton's people had approached him to ask a question about war funding:
One day after Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign confirmed that a staffer planted a question for the presidential candidate at a recent campaign stop, another person has come forward with a similar story.
Geoff Mitchell, a minister who recently moved to Hamilton, Ill., from Iowa, told ABC News that he was approached this spring by Clinton's Iowa political director Chris Haylor to ask Clinton a question about war funding. [ABC]

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