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June 15th, 2012

Governor Brandstad? RPI Misspells Governor’s Name on Convention Tabloid

We all know that the Republican Party of Iowa is in the midst of regime change, but how embarrassing is it that the state convention tabloid misspells the last name of the Governor?

Most Iowans know that Terry BRANSTAD served as the state’s governor from 1983 to 1999, and returned to office following the 2010 election.  Unfortunately, the Republican Party of Iowa, which is being staffed by out-of-state staffers who have worked for Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, thought that the Iowa’s governor was named Brandstad.

While BRANSTAD’s name was spelled incorrectly, they did manage to get the correct spelling of the Assistant Parliamentarian, Jacob Nieuwsma, and the convention Auditor, Bernardo Granwehr.

How embarrassing…

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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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