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Iowa Dems upset with Branstad group

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - A group of Iowa Democrats are upset with a group that they say is illegally promoting a candidate for governor.

The political action group called "Draft Branstad," formed to promote Terry Branstad's candidacy for Governor before he became a declared candidate.


Iowa Democrats say the 527 organization group continues to advocate for Branstad by name, after he filed to become a candidate for Governor.  Iowa election law prohibits so-called "527" groups from engaging in express advocacy on behalf of any candidate or candidate's committee.

Draft Branstad has a message on the group's website indicating that a name change will come soon. 

 

Online Producer: Maria Magner

 

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