Branstad essentially a “no comment” on calls for Iowa GOP chair to resign

Governor Terry Branstad held a conference call with Iowa reporters this morning from India, where he’s been on a week-long trade mission.  One of the questions centered on the controversy over when the Iowa GOP’s 2014 state convention should be held. Iowa GOP chair A.J. Spiker favors moving it to July. Republican Governor Terry Branstad on August 26th called that “a mistake” and wants it moved back to June. 

Today Branstad was asked point-blank by The Des Moines Register’s Bill Petrosky:  “Do you think Spiker should resign, as some people have been saying?”

Branstad responded: “Well, as I said before, I believe the convention should stay in June. I think it was a mistake to change it. I understand that the central committee is looking at convening by telephone on the 23rd. Now, hopefully, that can be resolved and I, but I do believe as long as I’ve been involved with the Republican Party, which is since I’ve been old enough to vote, the convention’s always been in June. I think it should be in June.”  

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About O.Kay Henderson

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


  1. O.Kay Henderson,
    You are totally biased in your reporting, you are a democrat and
    it comes through in your broadcasts. This is totally unfair, I listened
    to you Sat morning on KICD and it made me sick. It is so obivious
    in your reporting. Please be fair and unbiased in your reporting
    or resign your position. Your bias is so obvious.
    Thank you. David Convy, 1509 Shaw Ave. Milford, Iowa 51351