The Iowa Republican: Opportunity lost
Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican
The loss that Republicans suffered in House District 90 on Tuesday was
a bitter one. Despite being a legislative district that Governor
Culver carried in 2006 and President Obama won by over 1000 votes in
the last election, Iowa Republicans were optimistic about their
chances to elect Stephen Burgmeier to the Iowa House. While hundreds
of volunteers flocked to the rural southeast Iowa district and
organizational and financial help flowed in from a number of
influential interest groups, Republicans came up short by 107 votes.
What Republicans hoped would have been a momentum builder, now has
many people wondering what Iowa Republicans need to do to win
elections. The loss is inexcusable. Never have Republicans had a
better environment to run a campaign, and the Iowa Democratic Party
has never been in more disarray.