We called it a "Republican Roundup" on my Internet radio show "Purple Matters" (that's a lot of "quotation marks" in one sentence, huh?) We had six possible candidates for the Republican nomination for governor next year in Iowa. Sioux City Rep. Chris Rants, Sioux City businessman Bob Vander Plaats, Carroll Rep. Rod Roberts, Cedar Rapids economist Christian Fong, Boone Senator Jerry Behn and Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey all joined us. Chariton Senator Paul McKinley, Ankeny businessman Jeff Lamberti and Western Iowa Congress Steve King all cited scheduling conflicts, so they couldn't take part.
What did we find out?
Bill Northey--Likely Will Run For ag secretary again, not governor. He said he really likes his current job and feels like he is starting to understand it and has more he wants to accomplish. He said he will decide on what to do this summer, possibly in the next month.
Northey talked to us on the road in Oskaloosa. Here is the full interview on "Purple Matters" on www.macsworldlive.com you can hear every week at 4pm central.