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April 8th, 2009

Culver Misleads Iowans – Puts His Political Career in Jeopardy

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Written by: Craig Robinson
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culver-medChet Culver declared that he believed marriage was between one man and one woman during the Democratic primaries in 2006.

Chet Culver repeatedly told people that he was a man of deep religious faith and that marriage was between one man and one woman in the 2006 general election.

Governor Chet Culver told the people of Iowa, “We’ll do whatever it takes to protect marriage between a man and a woman,” after the issue of gay marriage was taken up by the Iowa Supreme court in early 2008.

Yesterday, Governor Chet Culver decided that he would break his promise to the people of Iowa and side with the Iowa Supreme Court ruling that negates Iowa law and allows gay marriage in Iowa.

The people of Iowa now know that all of Culver’s talk about supporting traditional marriage was just that – talk. We now know that the radio ads his campaign placed on Christian radio stations were just a clever campaign tactic. And we now know that the TV ads with his kids on his lap reading the Bible, telling us that he’s a man of deep religious faith were just a marketing ploy to help him get elected.

We learned a lot about Governor Chet Culver yesterday. We learned that he is a total fraud.

If we can’t trust that Governor Culver is a man of his word on an issue like gay marriage after publically stating his position on it for years, how can we trust him when he says he will not raise our taxes, even during a recession?

While the media and websites like this one have had constant coverage of the repeal of federal deductibility and the Court’s gay marriage ruling, the real issue that will haunt Culver during his re-election campaign is trust. Once any politician loses the trust of the people he represents, his political career is over.

Governor Culver might want to look at Senator Chris Dodd’s polling numbers because the two will have a lot in common very soon.

About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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