A most interesting race

Here’s a most interesting legislative race, should legislators approve the redistricting maps released this morning:

A three-way race in the Iowa House would feature  House GOP Leader Linda Upmeyer of Ganer versus former Senate GOP Leader/former Republican Party of Iowa chair/current State Representative Stewart Iverson of Dows versus State Rep. Henry Rayhons. Rayhons, by the way, delivered the prayer in the Iowa House this morning.  He made no mention of redistricting.

In the Senate, 14 incumbents would face-off against one another under this plan.  It calls for Senator Matt McCoy (D-Des Moines) to run in the same district as Senator Pat Ward (R-West Des Moines).  In the House, 27 incumbents would face off in races in 2012.  (House and Senate Democratic Caucus staff came up with those numbers and released to the news media this morning less than half an hour after the plans were released.)

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.