By Thomas Beaumont and Matthew Pennington Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It may seem odd for the governor of a lightly populated agricultural state to be chosen as U.S. ambassador to China, especially amid escalating talk of a trade war with the major U.S. trading partner. But Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad boasts a […]
By Ryan J. Foley The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) _ The Philippine ambassador to the U.S. personally called Iowa Public Safety Commissioner K. Brian London on Aug. 16 to seek an explanation of London’s statement that he believed Filipinos were difficult to polygraph and said he accepted his apology.
The 32-year-old Cedar Rapids businessman is running for the Republican nomination for governor despite never holding public office and competing against several more experienced candidates, likely including a four-term governor. Then comes the prospect of trying to defeat an incumbent governor, an achievement not accomplished since 1962.