Rather than run as an Independent candidate for Iowa’s governor (after losing the Republican primary), Bob Vander Plaats told reporters yesterday he’s going to focus his energy on unseating three Iowa Supreme Court justices — Marsha Ternus, David Baker, and Michael Streit — who voted to affirm same-sex marriage. (It was a unanimous ruling.) That means he’s got a playdate with Common Sense, the Iowa PAC also working to keep the trio from passing a retention vote Nov. 2.
Should you be scared? Eh: “The Iowa committee has spent $2,272, and had $1,392 on hand as of July 15, campaign finance records show. The group is financed by the chairman, John Wacker of rural Garner, and his family farm. About a dozen people have joined the campaign, [spokesman Dennis] Guth said.”