In Iowa, Democrats running in the state’s 2018 gubernatorial election can’t seem to get their campaigns off the ground, as most voters still have no idea who any of them are. As WHO-TV reports, Iowans interviewed at the Iowa State Fair this weekend seemed unfamiliar with any Democrat candidate for governor, leading one voter to note that, “I know Kim Reynolds, that’s pretty much the only one that rings a bell.” Even those who do back specific Democrat candidates, like one Nate Boulton supporter, admitted that they “don’t know too much more about him.” As Iowa Democrats’ unknown field of candidates struggles to gain any name recognition, their chances of reversing their party’s recent fortunes continue to diminish.
“‘Who are some of these people, anyways?’
That’s the question heard over and over at this year’s Cast your Kernel booth at the Iowa State Fair…
There was a lot of confusion as fairgoers looked at the faces of the candidates for governor and wondered who they are. It’s clear that the bios of many of the candidates are not well-known among voters, if the fair is any indication.
‘I know Kim Reynolds, that’s pretty much the only one that rings a bell,’ said Johnston resident Pat Hanson…
Even voters who have made their decision, like a Nate Boulton supporter who stopped by the booth, aren’t exactly sure why.”