[Ed. – It’s 2019. What can I say. (Apparently it has been done before, if only once (by Chris Dodd). Dick Gephardt moving his mother to Iowa doesn’t count, as far as I’m concerned. He was in Missouri anyway, which is, like, driving distance for a special shopping trip by Great Plains standards.)]
Face time seems to equal votes in early caucus or primary states such as Iowa. But does it help a candidate to move here?
Marianne Williamson, author, lecturer and a Democrat running for president, grew up in Houston and has lived in Los Angeles and New York, but now she lives in Iowa.
“I’ve moved to Des Moines,” Williamson said in an interview this week.
Brent Roske, Williamson’s state director, said … “It’s been about showing her commitment to the Iowa caucuses,” Roske said. “The Iowa caucuses are one of the last bastions of personal democracy. She agrees with that. We want to support the caucuses.”