Open House District 63 has its first Republican candidate. Home schooler Sandy Salmon of Janesville has just announced:
I am a wife and mother who loves God, my family, my state, and my country! I am a pro-life, pro-family, constitutional and fiscal conservative.So that gives you the flavor. Salmon's site emphasizes the primary date, so I'm guessing she expects one. Bleeding Heartland reminds us that Salmon finished third in a three way primary in 2010.
I carry in my heart a vision for the future of my state and nation. It is one where liberty is abundant, government is limited, God-given rights are defended, and the Constitution and the rule of law are respected.
Democrats have recruited strongest possible candidate Bill Heckroth, a former senator who lost in last year's toxic climate to Bill "I will also be calling for a leadership election" Dix.
The seat had an April GOP registration edge of 1170. Challenging, but better than the Senate turf where Heckroth won in 2006. 80% of the turf is an undivided Bremer County. The balance is parts of northern Black Hawk.