Incumbent Kim Reynolds and former Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett give Iowa Republicans a choice for who their nominee for governor will be in the November general election.
Reynolds, the incumbent via ascending to the governor’s office when former Gov. Terry Branstad left to be U.S. ambassador to China, and Corbett, a former Republican Speaker of the House in the Legislature, square off in Iowa’s June 5 primary.
IowaWatch spoke with both in this IowaWatch Connection radio program podcast.
Democratic candidates in the primary will be state Sen. Nate Boulton of Des Moines, nurse and SEIU Local 199 president Cathy Glasson of Coralville, businessman and donor Fred Hubbell of Des Moines, Des Moines doctor and former state party chairwoman Andy McGuire, former U.S. Department of Agriculture official John Norris and former Iowa City Mayor Ross Wilburn, now of Ames.