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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bleeding Heartland: The Democratic edge in the Iowa Senate will be 32-18

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

A recount resolved the last Iowa Senate race to be called. In Senate
district 10, Democratic incumbent Jeff Danielson defeated Walt Rogers
by 22 votes. This was one of the surprisingly close races on election
night, as Danielson was not considered a top-tier target of
Republicans. Iowa Democrats will have the largest advantage they have ever enjoyed
in the Iowa Senate: 32-18. One Iowa House race is still unresolved.
Democratic incumbent Art Staed asked for a recount in House district
37, where the certified vote count showed him trailing Carolyn Renee
Shulte by 14 votes. Staed was targeted not only by the Republican
Party of Iowa but also by conservative interest groups such as the
corporate-backed Iowa Leadership Council and the American Future Fund.


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