Rod Roberts I had coffee at Smokey Row on Wednesday with Iowa Republican Gubernatorial candidate, State Representative Rod Roberts.   I didn’t have planned questions, but in the course of our conversation we discussed private sector job creation, his recent statements regarding the corporate and personal income tax, the highlights and lowlights of the Iowa Legislative Session, the Iowa Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, Vander Plaats’ executive order idea, and what he’s hearing on the primary trail.  Also at the end discussed the accusation by some that he’s running to be Terry Branstad’s running mate.

I hope you enjoy, there is some background noise, but I don’t think it’s a huge problem.  Anyway, how could I have a Caffeinated Thoughts interview outside of a coffee shop?  That would be just wrong ;).  Those of you familiar with my voice, yes I do have some cold/allergy thing going on; my apologies if the audio captured my coughing up a lung.

Updated: Related post from Radio Iowa – Roberts says he can unite party factions.

Get CT In Your Inbox!

Don't miss a single update.

You May Also Like

Joe Bolkcom’s Defective Bill Will Not Protect Unborn Children or Mothers in Iowa

By Martin A. Cannon I have thoroughly reviewed the bill introduced by…

Taylor Raises Almost $58K in Iowa 4th Congressional District Primary Challenge

Jeremy Taylor has raised $57,928 from 98 donors in eight weeks as a candidate with 90 percent of those donations coming from the district.

Sam Clovis Takes Pledge to Defund Obamacare

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sam Clovis signed the Senate Conservatives Fund pledge to defund Obamacare and challenged his opponents to do the same.

Sarah Palin – Beware of the Iowa Focus Group

Former Governor Sarah Palin hasn’t even decided to run.  We haven’t even…