An influential Republican says he will vote Monday in favor of a Democrat-led bill that would terminate all contracts related to Gov. Terry Branstad’s controversial plan to privatize management of Iowa’s Medicaid program....

He hopes that by speaking publicly against the plan he can urge all 150 state lawmakers to put politics aside on this issue and act how they genuinely believe is in the best interest of Iowans.

hmmm, not a lot of benevolent elephant pictures.