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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Politically Speaking: Behn out of Iowa governor race, four left

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

The outcome seemed apparent last week, and now it has happened. The
2010 gubernatorial candidate Web site for State Sen. Jerry Behn,
R-Boone, went blank last week, a seeming precursor that he would exit
the campaign. We've now got confirmation that Behn has given up his
governor aspirations and, on top of that, endorsed former Gov. Terry
Branstad. Behn was the guy among the remaining candidates who
campaigned the least, giving the impression he wouldn't ever be a
serious candidate. I didn't have the chance to cover Behn in 2009, but
did at my previous newspaper job, when Behn in the late 1990s was
elected to the Iowa Senate after a few terms as a Boone County
Supervisor. He was involved in the bi-weekly legislative forums held
by the Carroll Chamber of Commerce. Behn has definitely been a
reliable lawmaker in supporting the Republican caucus in the Senate.

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