Since January, voter registration has dipped in Iowa. While the Republican Party of Iowa and Iowa Democratic Party numbers continue to decline statewide, but Libertarian Party of Iowa and “No Party” voters both saw increases since April.
The Libertarian Party of Iowa only had 13 candidates qualify for the ballot in their first primary on June 5th, and will only have one contested primary as Jake Porter and Marco Battaglia compete for the party’s nomination for Governor.
In the 2018 Iowa Gubernatorial race, Marco Battaglia and Jake Porter have each filed their paperwork to appear on the June Primary ballot, the Libertarian Party of Iowa’s first as a major party.
Jake Porter, a business consultant from Council Bluffs, defeated Marco Battaglia, a businessman from Des Moines in a gubernatorial straw poll held during the Libertarian Party of Iowa’s first Iowa Caucus.
Jake Porter of the Libertarian Party of Iowa, State Treasurer candidate John Thompson and Andy Foster join Shane Vander Hart on Caffeinated Thoughts Radio.
Shane Vander Hart explores four unanswered questions about the 2018 Iowa Gubernatorial Race with the primary question being what will Terry Branstad do?