Krusty Konservative: Who benefits the most from Vaudt's decision not to run for governor?
Excerpted from this post at Krusty Konservative
With State Auditor Dave Vaudt opting to seek re-election rather than a
gubernatorial bid, it looks like Iowa Republicans might have to decide
between Bob Vander Plaats and Christopher Rants in next June's primary
election. While there is still plenty of time for additional
candidates to emerge, each day that passes increases the possibility
of a two-man primary between the candidates who are already out there
laying the ground work for a gubernatorial campaign. The reason why
many people were intrigued by a Vaudt candidacy was because of his
expertise on the state budget. Vaudt has warned the governor and
legislature for years to get the state's spending in line with its
revenues, but for the most part, everyone ignored his warnings.