A surprise last night at the Democratic convention in House District 52, as Assistant Floyd County Attorney Todd Prichard of Charles City won the nomination for the January 22 hurry-up special election.
News of Prichard's candidacy first popped up Monday afternoon. In contrast, retired teacher and coach Tom Sauser had announced immediately after just re-elected Democratic Rep. Brian Quirk resigned, and was Quirk's choice for the seat. UPDATE: Bleeding Heartland has the details.
Republicans have set their convention for December 19 and there will be a contest. The first name in was Dan Fueling of New Hampton, who's touting a Terry Branstad nod.
"Don’t be surprised to see a handpicked 'liberty' candidate jump in as well," opined Kevin Hall, but the second candidate doesn't seem to be that guy. Dennis Litterer of rural Ionia has a background in ag and Farm Bureau and has served on the Nashua city council and school board. So my bet is Yet Another person emerges.