Sunday, June 29, 2014

Iowa GOP Decapitates Rand Paul People

The Iowa GOP central committee voted Saturday to fire the state party chairman and replace him with a fixture of the establishment, reports Politico.

Danny Carroll, removed on a 14-2 no confidence vote, will be replaced by Jeff Kaufmann, formerly the Speaker Pro Tem of the state House.

More from Politico:
The bloodless coup was widely expected after forces loyal to Gov. Terry Branstad officially seized control of the party’s governing body from close allies of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at a state convention earlier this month. The former chairman, A.J. Spiker, stepped down this spring and became a senior adviser to RAND PAC. Carroll is a former lobbyist for the evangelical Family Leader and supported Branstad’s primary challenger in 2010.
Chad Olsen, who stepped down as the party’s executive director in May 2012 after Paul’s forces took control, will get his old job back. Cody Hoefert, from conservative northwest Iowa, replaces the co-chair, who resigned before the meeting.

1 comment:

  1. "seized control" means what? With guns and knives? What was the process which resulted in a change in the governig body? Who voted?