Former republican Governor Terry Branstad attended the National Governors Association meeting that wrapped up Tuesday in Delaware. Branstad and his consulting firm work for both republican and democrat governors, as well as clients who want to lobby the governors. Branstad says he tries to get people to get to know the governors as they have a lot of influence in decisions. Branstad’s working with 27 Governors who are part of a biotech consortium — a group led by Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, Branstad’s democrat successor.Branstad says he will never again run for elected office. He says he was in politics long enough and he’s enjoying not being on call anymore.A close associate of former President Bush and a former Nevada Governor are other partners in Branstad’s political consulting firm. Branstad’s also a financial consultant, with an office in downtown Des Moines.
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