Tom Miller v. Kim Reynolds: Battle To Elect, Or Appoint, Iowa’s Next Lt. Governor

BleedingHeartland.com political blogger Laura Belin joins Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland to discuss new developments concerning Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynold’s plans to appoint a Republican replacement after taking over for current Governor Terry Branstad who will soon leave office to become the US Ambassador to China. While originally releasing a short statement supporting the contrary, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller now says the Iowa Constitution does not allow Reynolds to appoint a new Lt. Governor. However, Terry Brandstad’s governing partner appears poised to do just that, setting up a standoff that would likely send the issue to the Iowa Supreme Court. Find more of Laura Belin’s research on the issue at http://www.bleedingheartland.com/2017/05/08/early-clues-about-the-kim-reynolds-leadership-style-are-not-encouraging/.

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