Gov. Terry Branstad spoke with IowaWatch summer intern reporters Brittany Robb and Thomas Nelson on July 7, 2016. Credit: Jiangqi Guo/IowaWatch

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will step down in 2017 to become the U.S. Ambassador to China after President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of him to the post is confirmed.

This IowaWatch Connection podcast report looks at that career that made Branstad the longest-serving governor in American history.

Recent IowaWatch coverage of Branstad:
Three Questions That Explain Iowa’s, and Terry Branstad’s, Tie To China
Branstad: Support For Trump Boils Down To Choice Between His Party’s Nominee And Hillary Clinton
Branstad Keeps Arm’s Length From Personhood Suggestion In Abortion Debate, For Now

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  1. I am here to tell you people and residents of iowa, you are far the worse state that i can think of. your safety programs, security, health care programs, jobs and education progress -department of correctional programs and your so called official law enforcement, security and iowa laws. You are right up there with the backwards state of texas. Nothing but farming and agriculture which has little interest to many anymore. No respect for your government or state so called officials. Just my personal, honest opinion.

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