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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Essential Estrogen: It's official: Roxanne Conlin is running for U.S. Senate

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

Roxanne Conlin was the first woman in Iowa history to serve as a U.S.
Attorney, and now she is poised to give Iowa woman another first.
Conlin wants to be the first Iowa woman elected to serve in Congress.
In order to complete that task, she'll first have to battle in a
Democratic Primary against at least three other contenders. Then
she'll need to take on Chuck Grassley, who has served Iowans in the
U.S. Senate for nearly three decades, but has recently seen his worth
decline in the eyes of some voters. Grassley is probably most known
nationally, at least of late, for his political maneuvering in terms
of health care reform. And it also safe to say that such incidents,
which can only be described as bad-faith negotiations on Grassley's
part, raised a few eyebrows among residents of the Hawkeye State who
would have previously summed up Grassley as more of a straight

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