Reinstituting Discrimination to be Vander Plaats First Order of Business

Yesterday, Bob Vander Plaats formally announced his candidacy for the 2010 Republican gubernatorial nomination in Iowa, and vowed to make repealing marriage equality his first order of business:

Republican Bob Vander Plaats, 46, a Sioux City businessman, officially announced his campaign in his hometown of Sheldon on Monday by saying he would issue an executive order putting the issue same-sex marriage in the hands of the legislature and the voters of Iowa on his first day in office.

In June, Vander Plaats also said he would issue an executive order stopping same-sex marriage until the legislature either passes a law legalizing it or passes a constitutional amendment banning it. He furthermore said after doing so, he said he fully expects Democrats to try to remove him from office for “promoting lawlessness.”

Not surprisingly, Mike Huckabee and his PAC have endorsed Vander Plaats and trumpeted his announcement:

On Monday, September 7, Bob Vander Plaats officially announced his candidacy for Iowa Governor in his hometown of Sheldon, Iowa. Bob is a candidate endorsed by Governor Huckabee and backed by Huck PAC. In his announcement speech Bob addressed issues that he is passionate about and believes are important to all Iowans such as the debt, business climate, education, size of government, tax reform, strong families, and the balance of the three branches of government.

On September 18 the members of Iowa Team Huck along with some Team Huck members from out of state will be celebrating Bob Vander Plaats’ official announcement by hosting a fundraiser to give an additional boost to his campaign. Now that is teamwork!