Monday, April 10, 2006

Whalen Picks up Endorsement

In a shocking twist late last week, the Mike Whalen campaign released a letter from former Governor Terry Branstad describing why he supports Mike.

In the letter, Brastad says he thinks Mike can win in November, and that he is a personal friend who has worked to promote Iowa through business who cares about our state and nation, as well as his emphasis on the issue of Social Security (apparently Branstad favors the tax increase too).

The only bit of press I could find over the weekend covering the endorsement is this article from the Quad Cities Times.

I think Matt Gronewald (Dix's campaign manager) and Brian Kennedy have it right, when they say in the article that the endorsement isn't going to mean much to voters in June.

Gronewald says, "This race isn't about one endorsement. Mike Whalen endorses tax increases and Bill Dix endorses tax cuts."

Kennedy asserts "I don’t think this race will be settled by endorsements by party elders in Des Moines. It will be settled at the grassroots."


Anonymous RINO Hunter said...

Let's see....

Branstad endorsed:

President Alexander, twice...
Senator Lightfoot
Governor Lightfoot
First - Governor Vander Plaats, then Governor Sukup and then ultimately Governor Gross (all in the same year)

oh yea and the Democratic Governor of Nebraska, whatshisname.

Nobody cares what Branstad thinks about anything.

7:31 AM, April 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever. Terry who?

Check out this link:

12:57 PM, April 10, 2006  
Anonymous Jester said...

This endorsement does more to hurt Branstad's already weak stature and far less to help RINO Whalen.

7:05 AM, April 11, 2006  
Anonymous Kennedy for Sheriff said...

Scoop, please highlight Kennedy's 'ride 'em cowboy' anti-immigration ads. These are a hoot!

2:29 PM, April 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word around the campfire is that Kennedy's ride em cowboy ad convinced 3 new people to join the Kennedy team. Bringing the grand total up to 9. Yee Haw!

Mike! Mike! Mike!

2:32 PM, April 12, 2006  
Blogger Scoop Iowa said...

Hahaha...Good idea. I'll get something up on the new ad for the next post.

6:18 PM, April 12, 2006  

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