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Friday, November 17, 2006

Political Forecast: IA-Leg: Rants will continue as Republican leader in House

Excerpted from this post at Political Forecast

It looks like the Republicans are already leaning on Chris Rants as their leader in the House again, which will likely not do much to help there desires to do better in the 2008 elections. One figured he might have some kind of challenge from Chuck Gipp, the current majority leader, but instead Gipp has decided to retire at the end of the next session so Rants is just going to take over. The Register has the story here. Rants has blamed Republican turnout strategy for their losses next week, not ideology, according to Stella Shaffer at Radio Iowa. I think some House Republicans would like to blame Rants for being loyal only to his big-time interest group contributors versus the people who actually help get them elected.

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