Politically Speaking: Statehouse races get interesting
Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking
Covering the League of Women Voters candidate forum for Iowa
Legislature and Woodbury County offices, I left with many impressions.
One of the most distinct is how the Republican Party is fielding the
strongest slate of candidates in the four election cycles I've covered
back to 2002. I've interviewed all the candidates in person or by
phone, some multiple times, but seeing all the office-seekers at the
same time helped drive the 'boy-they're-pretty-savvy' impression home.
That Christopher Rants, who's seeking re-election in House District
54, does well in hitting his points goes without saying. It's the two
young guns, both in their thirties, seeking to oust Democrats in House
Districts 1 and 2 who are making their mark as well-spoken fiscal