Culver has a primary opponent: Narcisse

Former Des Moines School Board member Jonathan Narcisse plans to formally declare himself a candidate for governor tomorrow at 10 a.m.   Narcisse, a Democrat, supported Chet Culver in 2006.  This past Novemer, Narcisse said “someone” should run against Culver.  He is now striking out on a campaign to challenge Culver in a Democratic primary.

“I did more than support him (in 2006),” Narcisse just said this evening during a telephone conversation with Radio Iowa.  Narcisse said he handed the ’06 Culver campaign a list of his contacts made through his radio, newspaper and activism on education issues.  “All of those resources were utilized to help him win,” Narcisse said.  “…There’s no question that I think we played a pivotal role in the primary.”

As you may recall, Culver was competing in a three-way Democrat primary in 2006 — facing Mike Blouin and Ed Fallon.

“I will always have a certain fondness for Chet,” Narcisse said this evening. “He’s just a really good guy and a decent human being, but sometimes you fire people you love.”

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