Sources say another candidate for governor is dropping out of the race. This time it’s a Republican.
Bob Vander Plaats will endorse Republican rival Jim Nussle, and Nussle will in turn make Vander Plaats his Lieutenant Governor/runningmate according to sources who spoke with Radio Iowa.
Last week, Democrat Patty Judge ended her campaign for governor, endorsed rival Chet Culver and Culver promised to make her his runningmate.
Vander Plaats, who’s from Sioux City, ran for governor in 2002, losing in the GOP primary to Doug Gross. Vander Plaats is a former high school teacher, coach and administrator who is now a business consultant after serving as the executive director of a day care center for disabled children.