The Insiders hits the lightning round with Democrat and Des Moines attorney Jerry Crawford and Republican and former GOP state chair Mike Mahaffey.
Crawford predicted the Bridge-gate scandal would hurt New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the future while Mahaffey said the Bridge-gate scandal would hurt Christie now but not later. Crawford said the Benghazi scandal would not hurt Hillary Clinton in her political future while Mahaffey said the Benghazi scandal would likely only hurt her a little in her political future.
Mahaffey predicted people need to watch the upcoming conventions to get a sense of what Branstad is doing for Iowa and why. Crawford said that if politics were the stock market, to buy Branstad and sell Spiker.