WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) _ A group of Iowa conservatives is announcing they will campaign to defeat for retention Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, who was part of the unanimous 2009 decision to allow gay marriage in the state.
Wiggins, unlike Iowa justices rejected by voters in 2010, is backed by a group of activists fighting their own campaign to defend him. The campaign against Wiggins in the November 6th election was announced at a meeting of conservative activists in Waukee Saturday. The Family Leader, a political and issue activist group led by former Republican candidate for governor Bob Vander Plaats, is leading the campaign.
Justices David Baker, Michael Streit and Marsha Ternus were defeated in 2010. Some Iowa conservatives say the economy has diminished gay marriage as a political issue this year.