According to a recent poll Steve King would lead a GOP primary race among prospective candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa in 2014.
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announcing that he won’t run re-election has changed the stakes of the 2014 elections with the first open Senate seat in 30 years.
From Iowa Family Policy Center Action: An April 3rd National Journal article entitled “Testing Iowa’s Rightward Tilt” featured interviews with Des Moines attorney Doug Gross and IFPC Action Board Chairman Danny Carroll. The article, which highlighted Terry Branstad’s continuing trouble with the conservative base of the Republican Party, illustrated the growing divide by quoting one […]
I had the opportunity to attend a meeting with former Governor Terry Branstad and about 10 other social conservatives. We were invited to hear from Governor Branstad about his desire to run for Governor again and a chance to ask him questions. He did remind us of a number of good things such as: He […]
Which I think is pretty much a foregone conclusion. It isn’t official, but I don’t think he would have taken this step if he doesn’t plan to run. The Des Moines Register reports that that former Governor Terry Branstad has filed to create a campaign committee. Will he be a slam dunk for a nomination? […]
I attended the Conservative Breakfast Club at the Republican Party of Iowa headquarters this morning. The speaker was Doug Gross, local attorney and former gubernatorial candidate. He spoke to us some findings of a poll he commissioned for the Iowa First Foundation. He noted that the Republican party has a “branding” problem. In the poll […]
This is getting interesting. Who will be running to be the GOP nominee in the Iowa Gubernatorial Race. Some are already confirmed: Bob Vander Plaats Names being bandied about: State Representative Christopher Rants (R-Sioux City) who said is considering it after the Iowa Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision. Congressman Steve King is still considering, but […]