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June 25th, 2010

Sorenson Endorses Lieutenant Governor Nominee Kim Reynolds

On the eve of the Republican State Convention, State Representative Kent Sorenson has endorsed Terry Branstad’s lieutenant governor nominee Kim Reynolds.

Sorenson’s endorsement is surprising considering that Bob Vander Plaats, who received 41% of the vote in the June 8th primary, is also expected to be nominated from the floor at tomorrow’s convention.  Sorenson was a strong supporter of Vander Plaats in the gubernatorial primary.

Sorenson’s endorsement read as follows:

Convention Delegates:

Senator Kim Reynolds has shown me that she is a solid conservative through our previous work together.  She has a proven record of supporting pro-life, pre-traditional marriage, limited government and limited taxation.  I also look forward to working with Kim on important property right’s issues.

Kim is a wonderful mother, grandmother and an active church member who lives and shares our common sense, conservative Iowa values.

I proudly endorse Kim Reynolds as our Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate and I ask you to please give her you enthusiastic support.

Sincerely,

Rep. Kent Sorenson.

Photo by Dave Davidson

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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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