State Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey (R) said Wednesday he won’t run for governor. Northey “says he had begun to explore a run for governor under the premise there might be an open seat. … Northey says he encourages Republicans to back” Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R), who said Wednesday she is “prepared” to replace Gov. Terry Branstad (R) should be confirmed as ambassador to China.
Reynolds, Branstad, President-elect Donald Trump, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will attend a Thursday night rally in Des Moines. (AP)