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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hawkeye GOP: Special election in HD33

Excerpted from this post at Hawkeye GOP

With the resignation of Rep Dick Taylor in HD33, Cedar Rapids will be
having a special election. The Des Moines Register reports that
Governor Culver has called for a special election on Tuesday, Nov 24.
Unlike the recent battle in HD90, the HD33 race looks pretty lopsided.
In 2008, Taylor won with nearly 70% of the vote. In 2006 he was
unopposed. So I am certainly not predicting that this race will be
anywhere near close. ... At this point no Republican has come out
publicly as a possible candidate. State law requires the county
central committee members from the precincts that make up HD33 to
nominate their party's official candidate. An interesting twist to
this particular race is that the special election will take place on
the Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. This means that turnout will be
exceptionally low and plays into the Democrat's strong suit --
absentee ballots. Call me a pessimist but it looks like we'll have a
new Democrat rep from HD33 when the legislature gavels in.

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