IA Gov. Race Heats Up; Hatch Back in Burlington
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The 2014 race for Iowa governor is slowly picking up steam.
Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, who has yet to officially declare his plans, has a robust campaign team busy recruiting volunteers and raising money. Democratic hopeful Tyler Olson, a state representative from Cedar Rapids, has hired a campaign manager and is touring the state talking to voters. And Democratic state Sen. Jack Hatch, of Des Moines, is expected to officially launch his campaign Monday. He’s scheduled to make a stop in Burlington, at Big Muddy’s, Tuesday at noon.
There’s a long way to the primary and general elections next year. Voters will likely see a little more activity from the candidates in the coming months, though most experts caution it could be a long time before campaign leaders emerge.