Bleeding Heartland: Chris Rants walks a lonely road
Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland
Four years ago, Chris Rants was one of Iowa's most powerful political figures. He won an Iowa House seat in his 20s and rose to the position of speaker in his mid-30s. But politics can be a tough business, as Rants learned when the Republican House caucus lost its majority in 2006 and replaced him as leader after losing more seats in 2008.