Jeff Lamberti is a Republican from Iowa, where was the Co-President of the Iowa State Senate, 2005-06. He is a lawyer by trade, and his family owns the Casey's chain of convenience stores. He is married with two children.
Lamberti was severely criticized over his support of the Whirlpool-Maytag merger which closed down the Newton, Iowa Maytag plant source. This probably hurt his bid to some extent, as the economic repercussions of the plant closure were laid at his door.