Congressman Jim Nussle is expected to announce tomorrow (Wednesday) that he’ll run for Governor, but he won’t have Iowa’s Republican U.S. Senator with him on the stage. Chuck Grassley says he won’t openly support anyone in the primary race.Grassley says he’ll wait until after the primary to get involved and he’s told that to both Nussle and Bob Vander Plaats of Sioux City, who has also declared his intent to run for governor as a Republican. Grassley says the last time he endorsed a candidate for governor in the primary was Terry Branstad in 1992. Grassley says Branstad “stuck his neck out for me in one of my primaries…and I felt an obligation to return the favor…to help a friend.” On the Democratic side of the ticket, only state Representative Ed Fallon of Des Moines has declared he’s running. Other Democrats who are considering a run for governor include: Secretary of State Chet Culver, Ag Secretary Patty Judge and Attorney General Tom Miller.
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