Another potential GOP candidate for governor

Agribusinessman Bruce Rastetter was at the Iowa statehouse today.  Read this Radio Iowa story which features quotes from an interview of Rastetter, as well as some background information about the potential 2010 Republican candidate for governor. 

One item missing from the Radio Iowa story was his response to another reporter's question about Bob Vander Plaats, the 2002 and 2006 GOP candidate for governor who made clear this week he'll be running again in 2010.  "I'm still trying to add up the number of days that Bob Vander Plaats has been running for governor," Rastetter said.  "I wasn't the world's greatest in math, but I think it's a significant number."

Nick Ryan, Jim Nussle's 2006 campaign manager, accompanied Rastetter on his statehouse rounds earlier today.  Rastetter razzed Ryan when the pair arrived in the statehouse press room, as Ryan didn't find it on the first go — he hadn't been to the statehouse since the press room was moved about 50 feet to the east.  The old press room area is now vendo-land on the ground floor of the statehouse.

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. Do you mean running in 2010, not 2012?

  2. Good stuff. I would have made the same mistake Nick did, but I am still going to tease him about it.