Doesn't look like a two-way race for the republican nod for Sec. of State anymore.
Here's a quote...
"I’ve received support from a number of Iowans who would like me to run this fall. I appreciate that support very much, but I believe Iowans need to unite behind Paul Pate," Dopf said. "Paul Pate knows what it takes to run the Secretary of State’s Office efficiently and effectively because that is what he did during his four years there."
State dems had already sent out a release earlier today. Did they know something?
This is a quote from IDP Exec. Director Mike Milligan:
"Paul Pate has continually made missteps when it comes to the truth and integrity," said Milligan. "His legacy as Iowa's Secretary of State is marred by mistruths, shameless self-promotion and broken promises."