Update: 2nd email sent tonight announcing that the press conference will held in front of the Iowa Judicial Building (1111 E. Court Ave. in Des Moines) at 10:30a on Friday morning. Now I think its likely this is about a campaign against judicial retention and some comments about the California Prop 8 ruling, etc. I could be wrong, but this would be a strange place to announce an independent Gubernatorial campaign, and he would have to file by next week. Could be wrong, but it looks like we will not be seeing Vander Plaats back in the race.
Original: I received a cryptic email from a Vander Plaats’ communications guy about a press conference he is going to hold. It will be at 10:30am tomorrow on the Statehouse grounds somewhere (the email said “to be determined”). That’s all I know folks.
Perhaps its an endorsement… just kidding, if it were an endorsement it would not be held at the Statehouse. If it were in front of the State Judicial Building, I’d think he’s organizing a campaign against the retention of the three Iowa Supreme Court justices. If I were a betting man, I’d bet he’s going to announce an independent run for Governor, but will withhold comment until I know that for sure.
What do you think?