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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Zaun and Mahaffey considering challenge against Boswell

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

I heard it first from Bleeding Heartland user mirage, and now
IowaPolitics.com confirms that State Senator Brad Zaun is thinking
about challenging Representative Leonard Boswell in Iowa's third
Congressional district next year. ... IowaPolitics.com also quoted
Mike Mahaffey, a former chairman of the Iowa GOP, as saying "he'll
decide by next week whether he will run" against Boswell. He's been
thinking about the race for several months. Mahaffey was the
Republican candidate in IA-03 the first time Boswell won the district
in 1996. However, the district was quite different then and did not
include Polk County. Some political analysts, like Isaac Wood and
Larry Sabato, consider IA-03 potentially competitive but give a strong
advantage to the incumbent. CQ Politics is among the odds-makers who
consider IA-03 a "safe Democratic" seat. I tend to agree that Boswell
is not vulnerable in 2010.

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