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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Iowa Republican: Perseverance could pay off for the GOP's second tier

Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican

Many people have speculated that once former Governor Terry Branstad
enters the gubernatorial race, the current field of Republican
candidates will shrink substantially. Some speculate that a Branstad
candidacy would clear the entire field except for Bob Vander Plaats.
The chances of a two person primary between Branstad and Vander Plaats
are slim. While a Branstad candidacy will winnow the field, I believe
that at least three candidates will remain throughout the remainder of
the primary. Both Branstad and Vander Plaats should be considered top
tier candidates in the Republican gubernatorial primary. If Branstad
enters the race, he will bring with him a large, dedicated group of


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