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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Vaudt rules out running for governor in 2010

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

Who's a Culver-skeptic now? State Auditor David Vaudt announced today
that he won't run for Iowa governor in 2010. It's bad news for
Republicans who were hoping to recruit a candidate known for expertise
on fiscal matters. ... At a press conference, Vaudt cited Iowa's budget
problems as his reason for not running: "I know that if I were to run
for governor, there would be some that would try to discredit
important financial information that I'm providing to Iowans. They
would do that by simply questioning the motives, since I would be
running for governor." The last thing he wants to do, Vaudt said, is
diminish his ability to keep Iowans informed about what's happening
with state finances. Other factors might also have influenced Vaudt's


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