Conservative launches campaign against Iowa Supreme Court judges

by on August 9, 2010  •  In Judiciary, Marriage

The candidate who lost the Republican primary for governor of Iowa to a more moderate former governor has announced that he will continue to campaign, not for himself, but against the three Iowa Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry who are on the November ballot for retention on the court.

Republican Bob Vander Plaats won’t make an independent run for governor but instead will work to unseat three Iowa Supreme Court justices…His main reason is the issue of marriage rights for same-sex couples. “I believe this election to unseat these three justices may be, if not one of the most, the most important campaign and election in our country,” Vander Plaats said. (Des Moines Register)

It's not a surprise that the justices will encounter opposition from conservative voters, but Vander Plaats' involvement means that the effort to unseat them will get a higher profile.


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