Below is the press release from the Roberts Campaign. Terry Branstad and Bob Vander Plaats were not in attendance.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rod Roberts won a straw poll among Allamakee County Republicans on Sunday, providing further evidence of his increasing support in all corners of the state. The Allamakee County Republicans invited all republican gubernatorial candidates to participate in a forum prior to the straw poll. Following the forum, Roberts received 31% of the more than 60 votes cast.
“I am grateful for the support of republicans in Allamakee County,” said Roberts, a five-term State Representative from the western Iowa town of Carroll. “My campaign has been energized by the support of republicans throughout the state, whether in eastern or western Iowa, or urban or rural Iowa. All republicans are responding to my message of restoring competent, effective leadership to the Office of Governor, and this straw poll victory is just a reflection of the growing momentum behind our campaign.”
The straw poll was held during the Allamakee County Republicans’ fall fundraiser in Rossville. Following Roberts in the straw poll were Bob Vander Plaats (24%), Christian Fong (18%), Christopher Rants (15%), Terry Branstad (10%), and Jerry Behn (3%).
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