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Monday, August 18, 2008

John Deeth Blog: 21 legislative seats uncontested

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

21 Iowa legislative candidates, including one open seat contender, can
start picking out their favorite desk trinkets for the January session
-- they've got no opposition at all. Democrats have a slight edge over
Republicans in filling places on the ballot in Iowa's 125 state
legislative races. Democrats have fielded 114 candidates, while
Republicans have 108. The two parties break nearly even on uncontested
races. 10 Democrats and 11 Republicans have no opposition in the fall.
The Democratic edge comes in the seven races where Democratic
incumbents will face only a third party opponent and no Republican.


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