POLITICS

Edwards Barnstorms Through 24 Straight Hours Of Campaigning

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards barnstormed through 24 straight hours of campaigning on Wednesday to dramatize the urgency of his fight for middle America and capitalize on a jump in the polls.

With Iowa's crucial party caucuses set for Thursday, Edwards drove hundreds of miles as part of a 16-stop, 36-hour "marathon for the middle class" tour. Along the way he delivered his speech to audiences of campaign volunteers, supporters in town offices, a union hall, coffee bars and even private homes in the dead of a freezing night.

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