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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Iowa Independent: Zieman is first political casualty of Postville

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent

State Senator previously received funds from Agriprocessors CEO ... If
immigration issues were a political football in this year's state
legislative races, then Senate District 8, an area that encompasses
Howard, Chickasaw, Allamakee and Winneshiek counties in northeastern
Iowa and includes the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant, was the
50-yard line. It was in that race that Iowa Senate Minority Whip Mark
Zieman lost his re-election bid to Mary Jo Wilhelm, a relatively
unknown Democratic upstart. The defeat came amid whispers and campaign
mailers about the immigration concerns surrounding Agriprocessors in
Postville, Zieman's hometown.

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