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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Iowa Progress: Top Pickup Opportunities For Democrats In The Iowa House

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Progress
The Republicans will be gearing up for 2008 determined to take back the majority under their leader, Chris Rants. But the Democrats have quite a few opportunities to pick up seats too. Here are our five best chances to gain seats: 1. Tami Wiencek (Waterloo) This is the only seat the Republicans picked up in 2006 and one they never should have picked up in the first place. ... 2. Chuck Gipp (Allamakee and part of Winneshiek County) Over half the registered voters in Oklahoma are Democrats, however the state hasn't voted for a Democratic candidate for President since 1964. ... 3. Dan Rasmussen (Buchanan and parts of Black Hawk and Fayette) Rasmussen is a three term incumbent from a strongly Democratic district. Despite receiving only 30% of the vote when he first ran for the State House as a sacrificial lamb, Rasmussen has quickly entrenched himself as a popular incumbent in Buchanan County. ... 4. David Deyoe (Story County outside of Ames and part of Hamilton County) ... 5. Doug Struyk (Council Bluffs)

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