That open, good Republican district on the north side of Ankeny won't go without a (in)fight:
Pledging to be an aggressive leader for a balanced state budget, economic development, education reform, and agriculture, Ankeny resident John Landon today announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Iowa’s State House District 37.Landon joins tea partier Stacey Rogers in the race. Ankeny is now represented by Republican Kevin Koester, but the district grew so much last decade it was literally split in half. (My best line of the year: "All you western Iowa rural Republicans who got paired? This is where your district went.") Koester is staying with his house in new District 37, a swing district which actually has a slight Democratic edge.
Taking any wagers? In a GOP primary, my money is always on Tea.