The Iowa Republican came out with lengthy article today on who might be Branstad's running mate, but they left one key name off the list: State Auditor Dave Vaudt.
While Rod Roberts is the consensus 'unify the party' pick, so too would Dave Vaudt and then some. A plus, I don't know a single Republican or Independent that doesn't respect the guy and that goes for a number of Democrats as well. People know who he is, he's got the insight, his record is one of fiscal responsibility, picking him meets and warmly greets the times.
Could there be a reason Vaudt did something he's never done before in endorsing a political candidate?
Branstad/Vaudt - you read it on the Coralville Courier first.