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Monday, October 26, 2009

Price of Politics, Etc.: Challengers beware: Predictions about Iowa congressmen

Excerpted from this post at Price of Politics, Etc.

Much of the media's attention has been focused on the Iowa governor's
race and the so-called "mystery candidate" to take on Republican
Senator Chuck Grassley next year. But a report I saw this weekend has
a bit of a warning for anyone thinking of challenging Iowa's
congressional incumbents, at least in two of the races. Congresssional
Quarterly has changed its predictions to favor the incumbents.
Republicans Dave Funk and Brad Zaun beware: CQ moved 3rd District
Democratic Congress Leonard Boswell's re-election race from "likely
Democrat" to "safe Democrat". I don't know of a Democratic challenger
for 4th District Republican Congress Tom Latham. But CQ changed the
race from "likely Republican" to "safe Republican."

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