Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds does not face a primary election challenger and there are six Democrats running for their party’s nomination. There is also a primary race for Libertarians this June. The Libertarian Party of Iowa has full political party status for the first time this election cycle. That’s because of a record-breaking showing in Iowa for presidential candidate Gary Johnson in 2016. There are two candidates running for their party’s nomination: Marco Battaglia and Jake Porter. Battaglia has been an active member of the state and national Libertarian Party for five years. He was a nominating delegate to the last national convention, and he’s worked for a number of state and national political campaigns.
Battaglia spoke with IPR’s Clay Masters.
Marco Battaglia can be found at: www.marcoforgovernor.com