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June 11th, 2009

Vote Now in the Gubernatorial Straw Poll!

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Written by: Craig Robinson

vote-copyThe Iowa is partnering with WHO Radio’s Steve Deace this afternoon to conduct a Gubernatorial Straw Poll. We want to know who you would prefer to win the Republican nomination next year between Jeff Lamberti, Paul McKinley, Chris Rants, or Bob Vander Plaats.

If you have pre-registered to vote, you will be receiving a survey via text message to which you can reply to have your vote counted.

If you haven’t pre-registered to vote, you can vote today by following these simple instructions:

Using your cell phone, text the word “gov” to 72466, and the survey will be sent directly to your phone!

How easy is that? Standard text messaging rates do apply.

You can vote between noon and 6 p.m. today.

Results will be announced shortly after 6 p.m. on WHO Radio and The Iowa

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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