DES MOINES, Iowa — Candidate for governor Brent Roske sat down with Political Director Dave Price to discuss his campaign and decision to run as an independent and his views on other political leaders. “If you went into a bank and half the tellers were teamed up against the other half, and their first job was to make the other team fail, their second job was to make their team win and their third job was to manage your money you’d probably take your business elsewhere. That’s how our government operates.” Watch on WHO-IOWA NBC13
Brent Roske, a filmmaker who has produced journalistic and fictional works about Iowa politics, says he’s running for governor in 2018.
Roske, 42, announced his candidacy last month, and formed a fundraising committee with the Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board late last week. He will run as an independent.
In a statement announcing his candidacy, Roske said he’s running to promote “a more inclusive and transparent politics.” Read more at USA Today
“Roske described himself as a progressive, adding he agreed with many of the remarks made by Democratic speakers. As governor, he said he wouldn’t sign any bills until the Legislature first put a bill on his desk addressing water quality issues. He added that single-payer health care is inevitable and he will support it.” Read more at Des Moines Register
DES MOINES, Iowa After more than a decade in Los Angeles as an NBC creative director and having made the rounds at Sundance and Cannes, Des Moines might seem a bit sleepy for director Brent Roske.
“It’s a thrill,” said Roske, digging into a Hungry Man breakfast at local favorite Mullet’s. “It’s an adrenaline rush being here.” – Read the article at Huffington Post
“Roske noted that in California, Earl Warren was elected governor in 1942 by running in both the Republican and Democratic primaries, and former President Richard Nixon successfully campaigned for the U.S. House in 1948 in both party primaries…” Read more at the Des Moines Register
NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith ran a profile of Brent Roske, recorded in Iowa. From story: “This man, who is apparently more important than Fox News, AP, The Wall Street Journal and NPR, is Brent Roske.” Click here to listen at NPR