McCain's Bakers Dozen
According to the AP, "The lawmakers who have signed on with McCain run the philosophical gamut from moderate to sharply conservative and represent rural and urban legislative districts. " Rod Roberts (R-Carroll), who has been a pastor, is one of the strongest social conservatives in the legislature.
Others include Former 3rd District Congressional Candidate, State Sen. Larry McKibben, R-Marshalltown; Sen. John Putney, R-Gladbrook; Sen. Pat Ward, R-West Des Moines; Sen. Mark Zieman, R-Postville; Rep. Rich Anderson, R-Clarinda; Rep. Dave Heaton, R-Mount Pleasant; Rep. Steve Lukan, R-New Vienna; Rep. Mike May, R-Spirit Lake; Rep. Bill Schickel, R-Mason City; Rep. Doug Struyk, R-Council Bluffs; Rep. Dave Tjepkes, R-Gowrie; and Rep. Walt Tomenga, R-Johnston.
They join Sen. Chuck Larson who called the announcement ''the largest legislative commitment for any candidate.''
The Cooler's question for today is: Do Legislative endorsements really matter?
Chat amongst yourselves.
Update: Turns out it's just a regular persons dozen. Dave Heaton wanted off the list.