Monday, December 18, 2006
Vilsack's next campaign stop: 'The Daily Show'
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Tom Vilsack, the Iowa Democratic governor who announced a presidential run last month, is set to appear Monday on "The Daily Show" -- the Comedy Central program hosted by comedian Jon Stewart that has become almost a necessary pit stop on the road to the White House.
Vilsack is expected to make the case for his candidacy to the show's predominately younger audience. But Stewart has not exactly been friendly to Vilsack's budding candidacy, often highlighting his low name recognition and poking fun at his last name.
"The Daily Show" has become a popular forum for aspiring politicians, despite the prospect of Stewart's potentially irreverent questioning. In 2004, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards chose the venue to announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. Potential '08 hopefuls and Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Hillary Clinton of New York, and Barack Obama of Illinois have also made appearances on the show.
The interview will air at 11:00 p.m. ET.
-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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