Senate District 6
Registration: D 10324, R 13414, N 15517, total 39281, R +3090
Open Seat (Steve Kettering, R-Lake View, retiring)
the Democrats win Steve King's old legislative seat? Here's another one
where the Republican primary outcome gives Democrats an opportunity on
less than ideal turf.
Adam Schweers had the backing of both Rod
Roberts and Terry Branstad, but drew criticism for launching his Senate
bid just weeks after taking office as Carroll's mayor. Crawford County
supervisor Mark Segebart,
running to the right of Schweers, prevailed in the primary 47-40%, A
third candidate, Sac County sheriff's deputy Matthew Biede , was an
afterthought at 13%.
Democrat Mary Bruner of Carroll is a solid candidate with strong family ties -- Mike Gronstal is a cousin.
seat keeps Buena Vista, Sac, and Carroll counties intact and also has
pretty much the same chunk of eastern Crawford that the retiring Steve
Kettering held for 10 years, after taking over from King in a special
election. Tiny Audubon County is added.
July 19 Campaign Finance Report: Mark Segebart for Senate , Bruner For State Senate
Bruner is ahead with $11,086.70 on hand. Segebart emptied the tanks to
win the primary and has re-fueled back up to $5,807.15 since -- but
$5000 of that is a self-loan.
House District 11
Registration: D 4167, R 7026, N 6965, total 18162, R +2859
Incumbent: Gary Worthan, R-Storm Lake, unopposed
has been comfortable since winning a December 2006 special, pulling 66%
in 2008 and 74% in 2010. In the new map he gains about 500 Republicans,
in some of the cleanest House lines in the state: exactly Sac and Buena
Vista counties, no more, no less.
July 19 Campaign Finance Report: Worthan for Iowa House
House District 12
Registration: D 6157, R 6388, N 8552, total 21119, R +231
Incumbent: Dan Muhlbauer, D-Manning
was the only good news Democrats got in 2010. Republicans nominated an
extremely weak candidate when nice guy Rod Roberts stepped down in a
quixotic bid for governor. The moderate Muhlbauer was a good fit for the
district and scored one of the few Democratic gains anywhere in the
Muhlbauer cast some overly cautious votes on choice
and marriage, and is one of just two Democrats in contested races (the
other is Helen Miller of Ft. Dodge) to win the endorsement of the Iowa
Business and Industry PAC. That would indicate that his opponent,
Carroll Republican Barney Bornhoft, isn't a high priority.
line changes turned a slim Republican registration edge into a slim
Democratic edge; the Senate primary flipped it back to plurality R, but
it's nevertheless a little better than the old seat. Carroll County
still dominates the district.
July 19 Campaign Finance Report: Muhlbauer for State Representative, Bornhoft for Iowa House Muhlbauer has $9,226.56 on hand; Bornhoft, just $366.
Senate District 6, House District 11 & 12: District of the Day 1 - 5/02/2011 | District of the Day 2 - 3/16/2012