New Yorker Magazine Story Profiles Iowa Caucus’s Catnip King

Writing his first article for New Yorker magazine, Max Rubin’s article, “Iowa Caucus’s Catnip King,” begins:

Eric Woolson’s office, in West Des Moines, is decorated with images of politicians and cats. The former are photographs of clients past and present (President George W. Bush, Mayor Steve Gaer, County Supervisor Robert Brownell), and the latter are mostly paintings with alliterative titles (“Cherries, Canaries, and the Big Cat,” “Ferile Feline at the Fishpond”). Woolson is an Iowa Republican operative, best known for managing former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s resounding victory in the 2008 caucus. He is also something of a serial rescuer, having picked up thirty-one stray cats in the past two years.

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