When I look at the announced candidates thus far it reminds me of how Beverly Hills Cop III must have been happened. You know a couple of low rent financiers, a well known franchise and no real plan or script for success and a rush to judgment. That pretty much sums up failed candidates Rod Blum x1, Steve Rathje x3 and Pat Murphy who lost the Iowa House majority to the GOP. These candidates have left their respective parties (whatever Blum is) wanting a candidate who is viable and can win.
Incidentally, did you know they're actually going to make a Police Academy 8?
Anyhoo... The gilded Gnome says Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiwawatha, former Iowa secretary of state and Cedar Rapids mayor Paul Pate and current Mayor Ron Corbett are potentials "waiting the pull the trigger."
First time I've heard Corbett's name mentioned for the seat. I think it's more likely he'll run for re-election as mayor, but I haven't asked him in a while.