2016 hovers over Christie Iowa trip
July 17th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
4 months ago

2016 hovers over Christie Iowa trip

(CNN) - Chris Christie's jam packed swing through Iowa on Thursday is advertised as being all about the 2014 midterm elections.

But the visit by the Republican governor of New Jersey and potential GOP presidential contender has plenty of 2016 implications, as Christie tries to get beyond the bridge controversy back home in the Garden State that's diminished his political standing.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Iowa • Terry Branstad
Jeb Bush to aid key early voting state governor
May 6th, 2014
04:26 PM ET
7 months ago

Jeb Bush to aid key early voting state governor

Washington (CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will make allies in the key early presidential voting state of Iowa without even going there.

Bush will host a re-election fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in Coral Gables, Florida on May 22, Branstad's campaign confirmed to CNN.
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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Jeb Bush • Terry Branstad
Governors make college bowl bet to help feed the hungry
January 1st, 2014
08:33 AM ET
11 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
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
3 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
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