There have been several political developments in Iowa in the past 24 hours.
Former Des Moines School Board member Jonathan Narcisse went to the African-American Museum in Cedar Rapids this morning to announce he’s running for governor. Narcisse says he’ll run as a Democrat. He ran for governor in 2010, but switched from being a Democrat to become the “Iowa Party” candidate.
Ed Fallon, a former state legislator who ran for governor as a Democrat in 2006 and challenged Congressman Leonard Boswell in a Democratic Party in 2008, has endorsed Democrat Jack Hatch’s bid for governor. Fallon registered as an independent voter in 2012.
Former Republican Congressman Jim Nussle has endorsed Walt Rogers’ bid for the GOP nomination in Iowa’s first congressional district. Nussle represented much of the district during his 16 years in congress in the 1990s and early 2000s. Tom Tauke — another former Republican congressman who represented northeast Iowa in the 1980s — endorsed Rogers this fall. Tauke left politics after losing his bid to unseat Democratic Senator Tom Harkin in 1990. Nussle ran unsuccessfully for governor of Iowa in 2006 and has not sought elected office since.