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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Politically Speaking: Is Seymour getting a political pass?

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

A month prior to the 2008 election, it was learned that State Sen.
James Seymour, R-Woodbine, had been arrested for soliciting sex in Des
Moines. The arrest came in mid-2002, right before his first election
in Senate District 28, which covers many western Iowa districts.
Seymour had been nominated to be on the '08 ballot before the arrest
disclosure was made, and Democrats sought having a few write-in
candidates to take the seat, figuring the news would keep Republicans
from voting for Seymour. But he won the election, although the
write-in candidacy of Lenee Sinnett of Ida Grove and others got more
than 7,000 votes, a sizable amount. Some Dems told me they figured
Seymour would resign his post, but that doesn't seem likely, as the
Legislature gavels in in five days.

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