Dix cancels meeting; no Senate GOP coup d’etat today

Senator Bill Dix, a Republican from Shell Rock, has cancelled the meeting he called for this morning at the statehouse. The Iowa Republican reports Dix failed to secure the 13 votes among the 24 he needed to wrest the role of Senate Minority Leader from Paul McKinley.  I am in the Iowa Senate as I type and the only senator who is here is a Democrat — Jack Hatch.

Background on what Dix had planned here.

OOPS!  Typed too soon.  Senator James Seymour, a Republican from Woodbine, is here.  He didn’t get the message that the meeting had been canceled.

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