Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

S-N Editorial

Deviating from the norm isn't always good

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds turned heads this month when she endorsed Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis in the 2024 Iowa GOP Caucus. The Florida governor is currently sitting in second place (depending where you look) in polls, trailing significantly behind former President Donald Trump.

You can debate the significance of endorsements, but Reynolds' decision is certainly impactful – if not immediately, historically. Caucus endorsements from Iowa governors for presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle have been fleeting in the event's history. A majority of Iowa governors have...