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Branstad expected to announce re-election bid

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jan 15 2014 10:02AM
~DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad is expected to announce that he will seek re-election.
 
     Branstad is scheduled to hold a "major announcement" Wednesday night in West Des Moines. The 67-year-old Republican governor will then kick off a statewide tour.
 
     Branstad, who is currently serving his fifth non-consecutive term, enjoys strong approval ratings. He is touting property tax cuts, education investments and a decline in unemployment as key accomplishments. His campaign announced last week that he had just over $4 million in his campaign account at the end of December.
 
     The main Democrat seeking to oppose Branstad is 63-year-old state Sen. Jack Hatch, of Des Moines.
 
     Branstad sounded like a candidate during his annual "Condition of the State" speech before lawmakers Tuesday. Throughout the speech, Branstad repeatedly said: "Iowa is working."
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01/15/2014 10:04AM
Branstad expected to announce re-election bid
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