Jul 17, 2007 — If New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton hopes to win her party's presidential primary, she'll have to win votes in states with large rural populations, places like Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. Bill Bishop is a journalist based in Austin Texas and an expert on rural policy issues. He spoke with Brian Mann about the influence of small town voters on the 2008 race. Bishop says rural issues like the Farm Bill are creeping into the national discussion. But small towns are falling far behind in their financial donations to the top candidates.