Offenburger: Delaney Could Surprise At Caucuses

DES MOINES, IA – Legendary Iowa Journalist Chuck Offenburger believes former Congressman and Presidential candidate John Delaney could surprise the media and caucus-goers three weeks from today at the Iowa caucuses.

In a statement sent this morning to the Delaney campaign, Offenburger said this:

“For two years, John Delaney has been meeting and really getting to know people in all 99 counties in Iowa. He’s talked to many of them two or three times.  They’ve helped him build the most visionary, pragmatic and deliverable platform in this race.  Now, after people have had time to consider all the other good candidates, Delaney is asking Iowans to come back into the big tent he is putting together. He can unite Democrats and attract independents and Republicans, too.  He’s worked Iowa the way it’s supposed to be worked, and I think he can out-perform expectations and deliver a Caucus night surprise.”

John Delaney is in the middle of his ‘Send A Message’ Tour, which has been crisscrossing rural Iowa with over 40 stops this month in towns from Montezuma to Tripoli. Delaney is in Davenport today and appeared on the cover of all three area newspapers this morning (QC TimesMuscatine Journaland the Rock Island Dispatch-Argus). 

Chuck Offenburger endorsed John Delaney for President in October, writing then that ‘there’s not been any other candidate who’s come even close to Delaney in how he’s worked Iowa in this election cycle’. Offenburger wrote the famous ‘Iowa Boy’ column in the Des Moines Register over 21 years with over 4,000 published articles. Offenburger will be joining John Delaney on his ‘Send A Message Tour’ today in Cumberland, Iowa, at the ‘Middle of Nowhere’ restaurant at 5pm.

For a complete list of stops, please visit: https://www.

To arrange an interview with Delaney on the tour, please email