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Monday, December 07, 2009

Politically Speaking: Taylor to vie with Mullin in District 1

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

On Monday we learned State Rep. Wes Whitead, D-Sioux City, will not
run for re-election in November 2010 to Iowa House District 1, and
that city longtime Democratic activist Rick Mullin will look to follow
Whitead in the position. Mullin has the endorsement of Whitead. In
writing the piece, I was placed a call to Sioux City teacher Jeremy
Taylor, who ran against Whitead in 2008 and narrowly lost. Taylor had
left the door open to another run, and I was surprised when he didn’t
call me back. Now I know why -- he is in Army basic training at Fort
Jackson, S.C., and will graduate in a week. Taylor then he heads out
for intelligence school training through May. Anyway, I have it from
two sources that Taylor will run. Kraig Paulsen, the Iowa House
Minority Leader heading the Republican caucus, today said "my
expectation is that Jeremy is going to run." Paulsen said Taylor will
be making a formal announcement on his House District 1 plans at some
point prior to the March filing deadline.


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