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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

John Deeth Blog: Bob Krause in Senate race

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

The Iowa Demosphere is abuzz with the news that Chuck Grassley's first opponent has emerged. But the question is still "Bob WHO?" Even among party activists, the name Bob Krause is little-known. His party work has focused on the Veteran's Caucus which he chairs. Krause was once a wunderkind, elected to the legislature at 23 in 1972 and running statewide for state treasurer before he was 30, in 1978. In 1982 he tried a comeback in the state Senate but lost the primary. He now lives in Fairfield but his House district was on the north central border in Kossuth, Emmet and Palo Alto counties. So the profile fits the pattern of Grassley opponents, all of whom would have been great candidates in 1986.

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