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John Deeth grew up in Wisconsin and, after a brief post-college career as a country DJ, moved to Iowa City in 1990 intending to pursue a Ph.D. and write some kind of caucus-related dissertation. Instead, he got sidetracked while working at WSUI public radio, covering the campus shootings and the rather minimal 1992 caucus season. He left journalism to do campaign field work for the Democrats during the 1992 General Election. In 1996, he ran "less than successfully" for the Iowa House in a Muscatine-Louisa-Johnson district. Since 1997, he has worked for Johnson County. He founded his blog about four years ago. Read more of John's posts here.