Alan Greenblatt is a GOVERNING correspondent.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yesterday, Iowa House Republicans replaced Minority Leader Christopher Rants with Kraig Paulsen.
This is the first step of what is shaping up to be a long and painful process of rebuilding the Republican Party of Iowa.
Outgoing House Minority Leader Christopher Rants has presided over three straight election cycles of Republican losses. Rants has been in the House of Representatives since he first won election to the office in 1992. At one time Rants may have been an effective leader, but lately his leadership has brought some hard times to the Iowa GOP.
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