DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Seeking to avoid a legal fight over her power, Gov. Kim Reynolds named Republican attorney Adam Gregg as her administration's No. 2 leader Thursday but stopped just short of making him the official lieutenant governor.
Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller advised Reynolds this month that the Iowa Constitution would not give her the authority to name her replacement as lieutenant governor after she succeeded Gov. Terry Branstad, who resigned Wednesday to become U.S. ambassador to China.