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Monday, June 22, 2009

The Iowa Republican: Rants files paperwork for gubernatorial campaign

Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican

This morning, State Representative Chris Rants announced that he's filling out the appropriate paper to run for governor. ... Rants told The Iowa Republican this morning that he, "Still a lot of people to sit down with, counties to visit, folks to listen to." Rants also said that he has hit his initial fundraising goal. Rants' announcement comes just two days after being attacked by Bob Vander Plaats over the issue of gay marriage. Vander Plaats, who says that he will sign an executive order to ban gay marriage, criticized Rants for saying that he would not take similar action. Rants instead advocates for the passage of a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Rants successfully passed a marriage amendment in the Iowa House when he served as Speaker, and forced a vote on the matter this past legislative session.

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