Thursday, August 25, 2005

Gronstal is out...of the race

Gronstal takes a powder on the governor's race. That's news. Really, no really, it's news.

From the Cedar Rapids Gazetteonline...

... A high-ranking Iowa Democrat has decided not seek the governorship at this time.

Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs said today he has decided to stay in the Legislature, where prospects have improved for Democrats to break a 25-25 tie and regain control of the Senate chambers. ... (link)

The guy is at the top of the heap in the Senate and -- according to the Dem partisan echo chamber -- they're going to take the Senate and the House in the next election. Then, with Gronstal in as Majority Leader, the (fill in the blank, I'll start: Twinkie) _______ tax becomes very real.

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