Republic for the United States

7:07 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Is the Political Fringe Moving Into the Mainstream?

Randi Shannon dropped out of the race to represent Iowa State Senate District 34 to join a movement supporters call the Republic for the United States.

One of the wackier sideshows in Iowa’s political theater happened earlier this summer  - when the Republican State Senate candidate in the 34th district declared the United States Government illegitimate, and dropped out of the race.

Randi Shannon then announced she was becoming a State Senator in something called the Republic for the United States of America.  Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks took a closer look at the political fringe.