GUBERNATORIAL RACE: Branstad, Hatch Kickoff Fall Campaigns


Governor Branstad will start a 14 city campaign kickoff tour Wednesday.

Branstad held off primary challenger Tom Hoefling with 85-percent of the vote.

His first stop is in Oskaloosa. The governor will also make stops today in Ottumwa, Mount Pleasant, Burlington and Davenport.

Jack Hatch launched his fall campaign Tuesday night. The democrat is challenging Governor Branstad who has a considerable lead when it comes to fundraising.

Hatch said he is not concerned about the race to raise funds.

“He will have a lot more money than I will. But we will have enough to get our message across and have a full campaign. This is going to be a campaign about his administration and about what I can do with a new administration,” the long-time state senator from Des Moines said.


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