It’s official: Terry Branstad will run for sixth term as Iowa governor
The worst kept secret in Iowa politics is out: Terry Branstad is running for re-election.
The five-time incumbent whose career in state politics dates to the early 1970s formally announced his candidacy for a sixth four-year term Wednesday night before a boisterous crowd of friends, family and supporters.
“Four years ago, I asked the question: Are you ready for a comeback?” Branstad told the crowd in a brief speech. “Tonight, I want to ask you another question: Are you ready to build Iowa’s future?”