Leach Kicks Off “Republicans for Obama,” Floats Hagel for Veep

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The former Iowa GOP Rep. explains his support for Obama on media call, says campaign will be actively courting Republicans with new push.

Doesn’t know if Chuck Hagel will join group, says he hopes he’ll be considered for veep or another administration slot.

Plus: Radio Iowa has the details on Leach’s decision to buck his party and endorse Obama over McCain.

McCain response here and RNC response here.

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