|Chris Godfrey, Iowa worker's|
Branstad's spokesman claimed the governor didn't know Godfrey was gay.
Of course, Branstad also claimed, after cutting Godfrey's salary, that the Iowa Association of Business and Industry pushed for his removal.
The group's president, Mike Ralston, said he was never involved in such a conversation and was unaware of any staff member who had made such a request.
Iowa's treasurer, Michael Fitzgerald, said, of the legal fees:
"That's a whopper isn't it. That's huge. We could go well over half a million over a political personal argument here."