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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Iowa Republican: Vander Plaats endorsed by Iowa/Nebraska NAACP president

Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats received the
endorsement of Rev. Keith Ratliff yesterday morning. Supporting Vander
Plaats might seem like natural fit for Rev. Ratliff, a strong
proponent of traditional marriage, but this is the first time Rev.
Ratliff will vote for a Republican in his life. In 2006, Rev. Ratliff
voted for Governor Chet Culver. In addition to being the pastor of the
Maple Street Baptist Church in Des Moines, Ratliff is also the
President of the Iowa/Nebraska Conference of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). While Rev. Ratliff
stated that his support of traditional marriage played a role in his
decision to support Vander Plaats, he also mentioned a number of
issues that Governor Culver has failed to adequately address in his
first term in office.


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