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Would-be governors

Gov. Chet Culver has taken a lot of heat during his first term as governor — from us, from other media and from the general public. As he prepares for another run, and others like Terry Branstad, Bob Vander Plaats and Rod Roberts attempt to stop him from doing so, we take a look at 25 people who aren’t running for governor — but should.

The idea for this cover story originally stemmed from an e-mail sent to me by Herb Strentz, suggesting that we run a list of 500 names of people who should run. We paired it down to 25, adding photos and brief editorial comments on why we think these individuals would be a better choice that the options we currently have. This work is a compilation of numerous staff members and represents a wide variety of opinions. In typical Cityview spirit, some you will agree with, some will make you laugh and some will have you wondering what we could possibly be thinking.

Thanks for reading. CV


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