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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:52 AM

BREAKING: Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn to step down next week

BREAKING: Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn to step down next week

Embattled Iowa GOP chairman Matt Strawn will step down at the end of next week, he said this morning, citing competing priorities in his personal, business and political life.Strawn has come under heavy fire recently from presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s backers who think he deliberately refused to acknowledge Santorum’s victory in the caucuses. He said in a letter to Iowa Republicans this morning that Friday, Feb. 10 will be his final day.

“The party is strong and has the resources in place for victory in November,” Strawn wrote. “Now is the time to transition to new leadership.”

GOP party rules say that any vacancy in the chairman job is to be filled by the co-chairman – and in this case, that’s Bill Schickel, a well-liked former state lawmaker and former party secretary from Mason City. The next meeting of the GOP central committee, the party’s board of directors, is Feb. 11.

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In his resignation announcement this morning, he doesn’t mention the controversy over Iowa’s excruciatingly close caucus count – an omission that could further irritate Santorum’s backers.

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2012/01/31/breaking-iowa-gop-chairman-matt-strawn-to-step-down-next-week/

LETTER:
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/section/documentcloud&dckeyword=288460-letter-to-iowa-republicans

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kpete Jan 2012 OP
zbdent Jan 2012 #1
emulatorloo Jan 2012 #2
Uncle Joe Jan 2012 #3
itsrobert Jan 2012 #4
quakerboy Jan 2012 #6
onehandle Jan 2012 #5

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:00 PM

1. hmm ... maybe someone found evidence ...

and someone is stepping down to make sure evidence isn't made public ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:10 PM

2. Yep. Here's hoping the evidence comes out anyway

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:18 PM

3. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, kpete.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:27 PM

4. Of course, the GOP Iowa Caucus had some foul play goings on

It was manipulated to give the state to Romney. And it still could not pull it off.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 01:47 PM

6. Or the other way round

which looks more likely, given the way things played out

Or they are just plain incompetent. Which is always a factor to consider when dealing with republicans.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 01:38 PM

5. Iowa should be ignored for a while in primary season.

What a joke.

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