Earlier this week, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Corbett, the Mayor of Cedar Rapids, was disqualified from the ballot for being eight valid nominating petition signatures short of the 4,005 minimum statewide requirement. Earlier in the week he claimed not to have the funds to file a legal challenge, even though Mr. Corbett said he believed he would prevail in court. Yesterday, he reversed course and now will challenge the Iowa State Objection Panel’s decision to invalidate more than 100 signatures.
Mr. Corbett is challenging Gov. Kim Reynolds in the Republican primary. Always viewed as a long shot, Corbett is even in a more difficult situation if his campaign financial resources are so low that filing a legal challenge is questionable. Ms. Reynolds ascended to the Governorship when incumbent Terry Branstad (R) was appointed US Ambassador to China.
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