Iowa Gov. Branstad to Romney: Don't Skip Hawkeye State

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 12:24 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has some words of advice for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on his potential presidential run: Don’t ignore Iowa, the state that holds the first 2012 presidential caucuses. For months, national media has reported that Romney may not put too much effort into the Hawkeye State, where he came in second during the 2008 caucuses, the Des Moines Register reported Tuesday.

Terry Branstad, Iowa, Romney
Gov. Terry Branstad: Finishing in top three in Iowa is important. (Getty Images Photo)
“I understand if you’re from Massachusetts you’re at a disadvantage when you’re competing with people from neighboring states,” Branstad said. “Nevertheless, I do think it’s important to compete here.

“Maybe you don’t have to win, but doing relatively well — and he’s considered the national front-runner – so I think being in the top three is important in Iowa.”

Romney has said that reports that he will skip Iowa are false. He plans to visit the state this month.

Branstad said he’s not scheduled to meet with Romney, at least not yet. He would be happy to sit down with him, however, the governor said.

Mitt Romney, Terry Branstad, Iowa caucuses, 2012, presidential run


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NY Governor Hopefuls Debate Economy, Leadership

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 22:20 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption duri . . .

Experts: GOP Digital Talent Gap Needs to Close by 2016

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 22:05 PM

The GOP has a massive digital talent gap going into the 2016 presidential race, experts say.
While President Bara . . .

Texas' Davis Says She Would Welcome Obama Visit

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 21:10 PM

Democrat Wendy Davis said Wednesday she would welcome President Barack Obama campaigning for her in Texas after largely  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved