COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is pushing his ties to rural America has he campaigns in Iowa. The former North Carolina senator said yesterday he would fight powerful special interests that he says are stealing the children's future. Edwards started in heavily Republican and rural western Iowa yesterday. He talked about proposals to bolster rural sections of the country. He routinely talks about being born in rural South Carolina and growing up in a series of southern mill towns. Edwards is in a tight race with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton with two weeks remaining before the Iowa caucuses. Edwards dismissed Obama's and Clinton's argument that they are positioned to bring about change in Washington. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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