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Monday, November 30, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Iverson may challenge Bailey in House district 9

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

Two-term State Representative McKinley Bailey, an Iraq War veteran,
may face a tough Republican challenger next year in Iowa House
district 9. The Des Moines Register reports that Stew Iverson, former
Iowa Senate majority leader and Iowa GOP chairman, is thinking about
running against Bailey. Iverson told the Register that he'll make a
decision "sometime after the first of the year" ... Bailey defeated
Republican incumbent George Eichhorn with nearly 55 percent of the
vote in 2006. He was re-elected with just over 55 percent of the vote
in 2008, even though his district was one of Iowa Republicans' top
targets. Corporate-funded conservative interest groups ran ads against
Bailey and other first-term House Democrats in early 2008 as well as
shortly before the November election. House district 9 includes all of
Wright County, parts of Webster and Hamilton counties, and a tiny
slice of Franklin County.

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