Tuesday, May 23, 2006


WH'08: Doug Gross joins Romney camp.

Jeff Fuller at the Iowans for Romney blog is celebrating Doug Gross's decision to become the Iowa chairman of MA Gov Mitt Romney's Commonwealth PAC. Gross was chief of staff to Governor Branstad and the GOP nominee for governor in 2002. From the PAC's press release:
“Here we have some of the most innovative conservative reforms, coming out of a liberal state like Massachusetts. I decided to find out why, and the answer comes back clearly – Mitt Romney,” said Gross. Gross said that most of the good ideas in public policy come from somewhere other than Washington, DC. He also said that Romney’s background building companies and turning around the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics is good experience to rely upon as the Republican Party faces major challenges in 2006 and beyond.
Gross is the latest in the string of big name Iowa Republicans to pick a horse for the 2008 caucus. State Sen. Chuck Larson and Terry Nelson have both signed on to Sen. John McCain's '08 efforts.