Bleeding Heartland: How many votes will it take to win the GOP primary?
Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland
So, how many votes would Vander Plaats or Terry Branstad need to win the primary? That depends in part on whether State Representatives Chris Rants and Rod Roberts can get any traction in the race. Rants says he is in the governor's race for the duration, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Roberts run for his Iowa House seat instead of for governor. We haven't seen any public polls of the Republican primary since the summer. I am going to assume that even if Rants and Roberts remain on the ballot for governor, lack of money and institutional support will hold their combined vote to at most 10 percent.