Mitt Romney added former Iowa state senate majority leader Stew Iverson to his campaign organization. Iverson joins House Speaker Christopher Rants and former gubernatorial candidate Doug Gross in the top tier of Romney’s Iowa organization. Iverson was the last vestige of the disassembled George Pataki organization. Team Romney released Iverson on Thursday during John McCain’s 3 day visit to the state. John McCain brought the straight talk express out of the garage and took it across Iowa late last week. McCain campaigned in Alton (Sioux County), Des Moines, Ames, Mason City, and Cedar Falls. The biggest success McCain had during the trip was in drawing large crowds. News outlets reported overflowing rooms at all 4 townhall stops. McCain also distinguished himself by spending long periods of time fielding questions from all-comers. Tom Beaumont has the story on how some of the questions from our fellow Iowans were, well, a little odd. McCain also got in trouble over the weekend for using the term “tar baby,” when answering a question about men’s rights in divorce proceedings from one of Dr. Mark Klein’s friends. You can see video of McCain’s trip here. Tommy Thompson also was in town this weekend. He campaigned in Eastern Iowa, here’s a report on his stop at the Brown Bottle in Cedar Falls.