Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett poses for a portrait on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Corbett calls himself an underdog in the 2018 Iowa Republican primary for governor. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Ron Corbett denied appeal to be on state ballot

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Iowa GOP gubernatorial candidate was denied his appeal to be on the state ballot after his petition fell short of the required number of signatures.
 
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Former Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, once a gubernatorial hopeful in the Republican primary, was denied his appeal to be on the June 5 ballot after failing to present enough signatures on his petition.
 
A judge ruled on Thursday that stricken signatures on Corbett’s petition should not be counted.
 
To be on the Republican ballot, a candidate needs a minimum of 4,005 signatures, but Corbett’s petition was flagged in having duplicate signatures.
 
Corbett’s dropping off the ballot has lessened the challenge for incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds to receive the Republican nomination.

-Julia Shanahan

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