Governors make college bowl bet to help feed the hungry
January 1st, 2014
08:33 AM ET
3 months ago

Governors make college bowl bet to help feed the hungry

(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad have a lot riding on Wednesday's Outback Bowl between college football's University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Louisiana State University Tigers.

The two Republican governors have made a friendly wager aimed at helping feed the hungry in Iowa and Louisiana.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Iowa • Louisiana • Terry Branstad
Growing heated, Iowa governor responds to firing of state employee
July 18th, 2013
05:05 PM ET
9 months ago

Growing heated, Iowa governor responds to firing of state employee

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa grew animated during a press conference Thursday discussing a state criminal investigator who claims he was fired for reporting the governor's vehicle speeding.

Larry Hedlund was fired as a special agent in charge with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations Wednesday. His termination notice, posted online, states that Hedlund made "negative and disrespectful" comments about the department and its leadership.
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Filed under: Iowa • Terry Branstad
Discontent with Ames straw poll grows, Iowa GOP stands firm
November 27th, 2012
01:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Discontent with Ames straw poll grows, Iowa GOP stands firm

(CNN) - The Iowa Republican Party is standing behind the Ames straw poll despite growing party discontent including the conservative National Review magazine calling for a quick end to the event.

The National Review called for the "slaying" of the Ames straw poll in an editorial posted on its website Monday, characterizing the event as a "mythic creature."
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Terry Branstad
Branstad questions viability of Iowa straw poll
November 20th, 2012
07:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Branstad questions viability of Iowa straw poll

(CNN) - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad suggested it may be time to lay the idiosyncratic Iowa Republican tradition of the Ames Straw Poll to rest.

Branstad said in an interview earlier Tuesday with the Wall Street Journal that the poll has "outlived its usefulness.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Terry Branstad
Rubio trip to Iowa stirring talk of '16
November 9th, 2012
12:42 PM ET
1 year ago

Rubio trip to Iowa stirring talk of '16

(CNN) - Word of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's trip to Iowa next weekend has many people who cover campaign politics buzzing.

The popular freshman senator from Florida will headline a birthday fundraiser for Terry Branstad, the Hawkeye State's GOP governor. Since Iowa holds the first contest in the caucus and primary calendar, Thursday's announcement is stirring talk of a possible bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Marco Rubio • Terry Branstad
Rubio to headline fundraiser for Iowa governor
November 8th, 2012
12:58 PM ET
1 year ago

Rubio to headline fundraiser for Iowa governor

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will headline a birthday fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad next week, a spokesman for the governor announced Thursday.

The speaking gig will no doubt stir talk of a potential 2016 presidential bid for Rubio, as the event provides the first-term senator the chance to mingle with the Republican class in Iowa, the first state to hold caucuses in a presidential election.
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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Marco Rubio • Terry Branstad
Ryan a better V.P. pick than Palin, top Iowa Republicans say
August 13th, 2012
04:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan a better V.P. pick than Palin, top Iowa Republicans say

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Two of Iowa's top Republicans Monday praised Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate and said the 2012 GOP ticket is more impressive than the one that went down in defeat to Barack Obama four years ago.

"The Romney-Ryan ticket is stronger than the McCain-Palin ticket," said Iowa Rep. Steve King, one of the state's leading conservative voices and a longtime critic of Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican standard-bearer.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Sarah Palin • Steve King • Terry Branstad
Iowa guv delivers predictions but no endorsement
January 1st, 2012
11:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Iowa guv delivers predictions but no endorsement

(CNN) - Iowa's Republican governor, Terry Branstad, predicted Rick Santorum would fall in the top three in his state's lead-off caucuses Tuesday.

Appearing Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Branstad said he also expects Mitt Romney and Ron Paul to finish in the top tier, a forecast that mirrors recent polling in the Hawkeye State.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Republicans • Terry Branstad • TV-State of the Union
Iowa Republicans defend caucuses
December 20th, 2011
08:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Iowa Republicans defend caucuses

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Top Iowa Republicans, facing the very real possibility that Ron Paul could win the state caucuses on January 3, are defending their state's first-in-the-nation status against charges of irrelevancy.

Many GOP leaders consider Paul unelectable and his nomination an impossibility. So they're getting ready to dismiss the Iowa results–and that makes Gov. Terry Branstad predictably mad.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Ron Paul • Terry Branstad
Iowa governor says Gingrich has work to do
December 1st, 2011
02:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Iowa governor says Gingrich has work to do

Orlando (CNN) – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the Hawkeye State's top political handicapper, said Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich still has some serious spadework to do if he hopes to win the GOP nomination.

Though Gingrich has vaulted to the top of state and national polls, Branstad told CNN Wednesday that the former House speaker has not built a strong enough organization to win the caucuses in January.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Terry Branstad
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