Hatch Criticizes Branstand At Monticello Forum

By Chris Earl, Reporter and Anchor

MONTICELLO, Iowa - With Election Day still more than 7 months away, Democrat Jack Hatch was at a forum in Monticello Saturday, talking about the recent controversy involving secret payments from the Branstad administration.

Hatch appeared at the Monticello Eagles Club along with Democratic candidates seeking the nomination for Iowa's 1st Congressional District.

Bruce Braley is leaving that seat to run for Senate.

The Dubuque Telegraph-Herald reports Hatch said the governor is "either acting illegally or he's incomptent".

Governor Terry Branstad told the Des Moines Register that he was *not* aware of any secret settlements to six former employees.
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