Randi Shannon http://iowapublicradio.org en Is the Political Fringe Moving Into the Mainstream? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/political-fringe-moving-mainstream <p>One of the wackier sideshows in Iowa’s political theater happened earlier this summer&nbsp; - when the Republican State Senate candidate in the 34<sup>th</sup> district declared the United States Government illegitimate, and dropped out of the race.</p><p>Randi Shannon then announced she was becoming a State Senator in something called the <a href="http://www.republicfortheunitedstates.org/">Republic for the United States of America</a>.&nbsp; Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks took a closer look at the political fringe.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:07:46 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 6741 at http://iowapublicradio.org Is the Political Fringe Moving Into the Mainstream?