Obama Greeted via Alfalfa Crops, Romney Trashes Fundraiser Hors d’oeuvres

The food-related news surrounding the campaign trails

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President Barack Obama will kick-off his two-day, four-city campaign tour of Colorado today, starting off in Grand Junction, Colo. To greet Obama, a coalition of businesses called Protect the Flows hired a crop artist to carve out a message in a field of alfalfa sprouts near the Grand Junction airport, according to The Associated Press.

The message, which reads “Mr Prez We Rely On The Colorado River” is 30-feet wide and 360-feet long, so that Obama will be able to read it from the sky as he flies into Grand Junction Regional Airport. Protect the Flows, an organization advocating for conservation of the Colorado River, reportedly got permission from the owner of the alfalfa sprouts farm to use an acre of her land and hired artist Stan Herd to carve the message.

Meanwhile, republicans raised $2 million Tuesday night for GOP presidential nominee frontrunner Mitt Romney’s campaign during a private fundraiser in West Des Moines, Iowa. The event took place at Glen Oaks, a gated community in West Des Moines, and about 250 tickets were sold at $2,500 to $75,000 apiece.

According to The Des Moines Register, Romney told guests of the fundraiser, “You wouldn’t have written a check because the hors d’oeuvres weren’t that good. I mean they’re very good, but they’re not good enough to pay what you paid,” Adding further, “I mean they’re like $100 apiece for a little piece of cheese or whatever. You’re not doing it for me, you’re not doing it for the party, you’re doing it for the country.”