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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Iowa Independent: Journal reporter looks back at Branstad's last primary campaign

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent

Former Gov. Terry Branstad is getting a lot of attention lately as he
ponders a return to politics after more than a decade out of office.
And with a an appearance in northeast Iowa to speak at a fundraiser
for state Sen. Pat Grassley on his schedule, Sioux City Journal
political reporter Bret Hayworth decided to take a look back at
Branstad's last competitive campaign, the 1994 GOP gubernatorial
primary. The race, which saw Branstad challenged from his left by
moderate Republican Congressman Fred Grandy after 12 years in office,
was contentious and, at times, ugly. Hayworth came across a Journal
story about Grandy packing up his Congressional office after narrowly
losing the primary 52 percent to 48 percent.


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