Iowa Defense Alliance: A new era of Iowa House leadership
Excerpted from this post at Iowa Defense Alliance
Today Republicans in the Iowa House of Representatives have begun the
long process of rebuilding. Today House Republicans have decided to
replace House Minority Leader Christopher Rants with Kraig Paulsen.
This is the first step of what is shaping up to be a long and painful
process of rebuilding the Republican Party of Iowa. Outgoing House
Minority Leader Christopher Rants has presided over three straight
election cycles of Republican losses. Rants has been in the House of
Representatives since he first won election to the office in 1992. At
one time Rants may have been an effective leader, but lately his
leadership has brought some hard times to the Iowa GOP. His
replacement, Representative Kraig Paulsen, first entered into the
House in 2002. When one looks at Paulsen's voting record it quickly
becomes evident that he is a strong no nonsense conservative.