Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Rants of Sioux City has chosen 99 as the number of ideas he’ll list on a new website. His first of 99 ideas involves saving for a downpayment on a home.
Why 99? Perhaps Rants was humming that awful ”99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” tune when he settled on the number. Or maybe — since Rants was coming of age in the ’80s — he was humming the 1983-84 recording of ”99 Red Balloons” which was a one-hit wonder by Nena.
Here’s this morning’s news release from Rants:
“Good campaigns are about more than just Candidate A or Candidate B. Good campaigns are about issues facing us as Iowans, and more importantly the ideas and solutions to address those issues,” said Rep. Chris Rants, candidate for Governor from Sioux City. “This 99 Ideas page is the place where I will present new ideas to improve Iowa.”