Four presidential candidates to attend summit in Des Moines

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 17, 2011 7:20 AM

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Strong America Now plans to bring together legislators, experts, and presidential candidates on Saturday in a summit focused on reducing America’s debt.

Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, will join five other presenters in Des Moines to discuss the importance of eliminating America’s debt in the next three years, the Strong America Now website said.

GOP presidential-nomination candidates Tim Pawlenty, Gary Johnson, Newt Gingrich, and Herman Cain are expected to be in attendence, a press release said.

Panelists will also discuss how to balance the budget by 2017 without adding new taxes, the site said.

The event will be held in the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Those who wish to attend are encouraged to sign up.

— by Hayley Bruce

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