Culver comments on prospect of Branstad 2010

Governor Chet Culver held a news conference in his statehouse office this morning.  Jason Clayworth of The Des Moines Register asked Culver, a Democrat, what he thought about the prospect of former Republican Governor Terry Branstad running again for governor in 2010.  Culver, as you likely know, plans to seek reelection in 2010.

"As I said yesterday, I expect a very difficult race next year.  It's unclear at this point who my opponent will be.  We'll find out next June after the Republican primary," Culver replied.  

Clayworth followed: Is having Terry Branstad run against you…more of a challenge?

"I think the bottom line is I'm doing everything I can to prepare for a challenging race. Iowa is one o fthe most competitive states in the nation.  I've always prepared well in advance for campaigns and elections.  I feel great about the team that we've assembled. John Frew and Teresa Villmain are two of the best in the business and we will be ready and we expect to win," Culver said.

Listen to Culver's comments..

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  1. He is screwed.