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Branstad endorsed by Iowans for Tax Relief

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- An opponent of gay marriage and candidate for Iowa's governor... Terry Branstad... made a stop in Sioux City this morning.

The former governor was announcing an a campaign endorsement by Iowans for Tax Relief

This support is a boost for him.

He's been criticized by his G-O-P rivals for signing a series of tax hikes as governor.

In specific, the two times he raised sales taxes in the state.

Branstad says he raised taxes to lower other taxes in the long term.

"My net result was to reduce the taxes make Iowa more competitive and bring more jobs here... when I left office we had a $900-million dollar surplus and we had a record number of people working at two and a half percent unemployment," says former governor Terry Branstad.

Branstad will face off against state representative Rod Roberts and Sioux City businessman Bob VanderPlaats in the June 8th primary.

Online Reporter: Forrest Saunders

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