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November 2nd, 2010

Branstad Wins Gubernatorial Race

As expected, Terry Branstad has cruised to victory and can now be called not just the former, but the next governor of the great State of Iowa.

Branstad entered the race as a result of a draft movement, but once he was in, there was no stopping him.  After fending off a host primary rivals, Branstad set his sights on Chet Culver.

Branstad maintained his message throughout the campaign, which included pointing out the numerous scandals that have plagued the current administration, the failure of I-JOBS, and the horrific mess that is the state budget under Gov. Culver.

Iowans are hurting right now, and even if an individual isn’t hurting personally, chances are they have friends and family who are struggling greatly.  We just didn’t buy it when Culver cited all of his bizarre statistics claiming that things were fine and dandy.  The people knew better, and they showed that with their votes on Election Day.

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About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com, 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 TheIowaRepublican.com 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, TheIowaRepublcian.com. 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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