Governor Kim Reynolds endorsed a handful of G-O-P Primary candidates for Iowa House seats — all were running against House Republicans who opposed her state scholarships for 10,000 students — and the governor’s picks won on Tuesday.
Reynolds helped defeat the Republican chairman of the House Education Committee who led House passage of the ban on face masks in schools last year and House debate of GOP tax cuts in 2021 and 2918.
“For heaven’s sakes, the state convention is Saturday and we will be ready to go, to rally the troops, to have the team defined,” Reynolds said early Tuesday morning.
It appears none of the five GOP candidates running for a House seat in the Urbandale and Grimes areas reached the 35% mark — the threshold required to win the party’s nomination. That means a nominating convention will be held to select the GOP candidate for the General Election.
(This post has been corrected. An earlier version indicated the unresolved legislative race was in a different area.)