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      Iowa Gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch speaks on Governor Branstad's payments to dismissed state employees

      Iowa democratic candidate for governor, Jack Hatch, stopped by KTVO's Ottumwa bureau Saturday to discuss numerous topics--one of which was governor Terry Branstad's payments to dismissed state employees.

      Hatch said he thinks Iowans are concerned about those payments. He said that's a reason why Branstad has dropped so quickly in the polls making the gubernatorial race a competitive one.

      Hatch said there has been a series of areas where Branstad feels he's above the law and entitled

      "Iowans want answers and they want their chief executive to be able to give them answers-good or bad," said Hatch. "They want to be able to get a chief executive who will talk straight with them, and this governor's not doing that."

      Hatch also mentioned that Branstad's former chief of staff said he's out of touch and has a problem with governance.