April 15th, 2009

Jeff Lamberti for Governor?

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Written by: Krusty Konservative

lamberti-copyEither Jeff Lamberti has talked to his family about running for Governor, or his daughter is doing all she can do to convince him to run. Lamberti’s daughter Meredith is recruiting people on her Facebook page to work for her Dad’s campaign. Lamberti, who has not announced his candidacy, has been the subject of rumors for a couple weeks now.

We don’t know if this is a serious conversation or not, but Lamberti would fit the profile of a Republican candidate who could do well in this political environment. Lamberti, a former legislator, ran for Congress in 2006 and gave Congressman Leonard Boswell all he could handle. Lamberti lost hit to 46% to 52% but many believe he would have defeated Boswell had it not been such a bad year for Iowa Republicans.

2006 proved to be a terrible year for Iowa Republicans of all stripes. Jim Nussle was defeated by Chet Culver 44% to 54%, and then-Republican Congressman Jim Leach, a 15 term Congressman, was defeated by Dave Loebsack. Republicans also lost Iowa House and Senate seats.

In his campaign for Congress Lamberti proved to be a formidable fundraiser. Lamberti raised nearly $1.8 million compared to Boswell’s $2.1 million.

About the Author

Krusty Konservative
Herschel Krustofski is the pseudonym for the anonymous author of Krusty Konservative, a blog which focuses on Iowa Politics. Created in February of 2006, Krusty Konservative is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the Iowa blogosphere. Since its conception, Krusty Konservative has never shied from tackling controversial issues, and providing insight to the inner workings of Republican politics in Iowa.

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