Friday, January 06, 2012

Another Star Dem Recruit

Well, that didn't take long: The day after Assistant Majority Leader Steve Lukan (R-New Vienna, the eNVy of Iowa the sign says) announces his retirement -- an odd term at age 33, Democrats announce a top tier candidate:
A longtime Dyersville community advocate and Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame recipient announced today that she’s running for an House seat being vacated an assistant Republican majority leader.

Democrat Nancy Dunkel, 56, is running for House District 57, which covers almost all of Dubuque County except for the city of Dubuque.

Dunkel was elected to the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame last fall and was the first chairwoman of the Iowa Bankers Association...
Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa redistricting. Republican entrenched in swing seat leaves, new open Democratic seat with strong candidate. This one's in the must-win column for the Dems now.

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