The Iowa Republican: McKinley flirting with gubernatorial run
Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican
The Iowa Republican has learned that State Senator Paul McKinley is flirting with a gubernatorial run. McKinley is the latest addition to the list of possible Republican gubernatorial candidates, which is beginning to get lengthy. ... Out of all the candidates who have shown interest, McKinley may be in the most difficult position of all of them. McKinley just finished his first session as the Minority Leader in the State Senate, and with that position comes the responsibility to recruit candidates and raise significant funds to help them get elected, which means he has to make up his mind sooner rather than later on a gubernatorial run. Below are the positives and negates that McKinley brings to the table in a gubernatorial campaign. Positives: Conservative Credentials ... Always On Message ... A Statesman ... Negatives: No Marriage Amendment Bill Filed in the State Senate ... Limited State-Wide Name ID ... Lack of a Donor Base ... Limited Geographical Advantage.