No Culver, but Pederson to be @ Branstad’s inaugural

As you may have been following, Governor-elect Terry Branstad turned down an invitation to attend Governor Chet Culver’s big speech this morning.  And Culver has said he won’t attend Branstad’s big deal on Friday. 

Now, the Branstad folks are touting the “bipartisan” crowd which will gather for the big deal (Branstad’s inauguration) on Friday. 

Former Gov. Ray, Lt. Governors Corning and Pederson all to participate in Branstad-Reynolds swearing in ceremonies

Gov. Culver, Lt. Gov. Judge decline invitation and will not attend
(URBANDALE) – The Branstad-Reynolds transition team today announced that former Gov. Robert Ray, and former Lt. Governors Joy Corning and Sally Pederson will all participate Friday’s ceremonies for incoming Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov-elect Kim Reynolds.

“We are excited to welcome leaders of both parties to the swearing-in ceremonies,” said Branstad-Reynolds transition chief of staff Jeff Boeyink. “This is an important day for Iowa. Citizens all across the state will watch a peaceful transition of power, a cornerstone of our democracy. It is important for all of us to remember that Friday’s inaugural will be a very important and significant event, and all Iowans who participate will be a part of history.”

Full inaugural details can be found here:

Gov. Culver and Lt. Gov. Judge have chosen not to participate in Friday’s transition of power ceremonies.

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