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Monday, October 12, 2009

Politically Speaking: Denklau will seek to oust King in 5th

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

Next week it will become official, but a Democrat has decided to launch a campaign to unseat Republican four-term Congressman Steve King in Iowa's 5th District. Mike Denklau has eyed the possibility of running in the strong Republican district since early 2009, and after traveling western Iowa recently he decided to go all-in. On Oct. 15, Denklau will announce his candidacy 55 weeks out from the election in stops here in Sioux City, Council Bluffs and Des Moines. Denklau will turn 27 next month -- he was raised in Blue Grass near Davenport and graduated from the University of Iowa with majors in political science and finance. He worked in New York for two banking firms through June 2009, including Lehman Brothers, until moving to Council Bluffs recently.

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