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Vander Plaats: 'This isn't my first rodeo'


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - Bob Vander Plaats is weighing another run for Iowa governor.

It would be the third for the Sioux City City businessman.

Vander Plaats says a formal announcement will come this summer.

On Monday night, Vander Plaats told NewsChannel Four, "this isn't my first rodeo."

That's a nod to his two unsuccessful bids for Iowa governor, in 2002 and 2006 and to the experience he says he has in education, health care and human services.

He says all three will help him win in 2010.

"Iowa needs real life leadership with real world experience, and real life results," Bob Vander Plaats, (R) Potential Gov. Candidate said.

Vander Plaats is preparing to visit all 99 counties in Iowa gauge support for a campaign.

Following two other gubernatorial runs, Vander Plaats says he already has support, statewide.

Reason enough to rally for a run with 21-months to go before election day.

"We have a vibrant network of supporters in all 99 counties that are ready to go," Bob Vander Plaats, (R) Potential Gov. Candidate said.

But, the most important component in a run for office is the support of Vander Plaats' family.

Tuesday night, on "NewsChannel Four," Matt Breen sits down with Vander Plaats to talk about the personal reasons behind his latest run for governor.

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