And the winner is… well, we still don’t know who Iowa Republican candidate for governor Terry Branstad will pick as his running mate. But we do know he will announce Thursday. We figured the decision might come then. Friday isn’t the day a campaign or governmental office usually picks to announce big news. Well, unless it’s bad news with the hopes no one will pay attention as people look ahead to their weekend. By announcing Thursday morning, Branstad gets the preview pieces on the Wednesday evening news and the Thursday morning news (providing we don’t figure out the pick before he announces it). Then, he gets the coverage with his running mate Thursday night. He will get more mentions Friday as people look ahead to the Republican state convention on Saturday, where delegates would officially approve the choice (providing Bob Vander Plaats‘ supporters don’t pull off a stunning coup and get him approved instead). Then, of course, he gets more attention of the coverage of the actual convention Saturday. Four days worth of coverage, you could argue, for one decision. “Strategery“.
Branstad to announce lieutenant governor selection in statewide tour tomorrow
(URBANDALE) – The Governor Branstad 2010 Campaign today announced the Thursday, June 24, 2010 schedule for a statewide tour with former Gov. Terry Branstad and his selection for lieutenant governor. The lieutenant governor selection will be announced via our LieuTEXTant Governor Campaign prior to the tour. To sign up, please visit http://www.GovernorBranstad2010.com.
The following press conferences are open to the media and public:
Thursday, June 24, 2010
9 a.m. Gov. Branstad announces his lieutenant governor selection
Exec 1 Aviation
3700 Convenience Boulevard
10:15 a.m. Gov. Branstad announces his lieutenant governor selection
Advanced Air Inc., Council Bluffs Airport
16801 McCandless Lane
Council Bluffs, IA
11:15 a.m. Gov. Branstad announces his lieutenant governor selection
Jet Sun Aviation
5815 Mitchell St.
Sioux City, IA
12:30 p.m. Gov. Branstad announces his lieutenant governor selection
North Iowa Air Service , 2nd Floor Conference Room
9184 2565th St.
Clear Lake, IA
2 p.m. Gov. Branstad announces his lieutenant governor selection
Dubuque Jet Center
11000 Airport Road
3 p.m. Gov. Branstad announces his lieutenant governor selection
9230 North Harrison St.
4 p.m. Gov. Branstad announces his lieutenant governor selection
9430 Shepard Court SW
Cedar Rapids, IA