2014 IA-03: Staci Appel (D) v David Young (R)

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2014 IA-03: Staci Appel (D) v David Young (R)

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:12 am

“I want to share with you my decision that I will not be a candidate for any office in November of 2014,” Latham wrote in an email to his supporters.His departure sets up a highly competitive open-seat race for Iowa’s 3rd District. In 2012, President Barack Obama carried the Des-Moines based district by four points — meanwhile, Latham defeated Rep. Leonard Boswell, a Democrat, by an 8-point margin.





Earlier this year, former state Sen. Staci Appel announced her challenge to Latham. But a Democratic source familiar with Iowa said additional candidates will take a look at the seat in lieu of Latham’s departure: Earlham Mayor Dusky Terry, Dr. Andrea McGuire, a former candidate for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Janet Peterson, and state Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal.





A GOP operative close to Secretary of State Matt Schultz said he would give it serious consideration, noting the Republican lives in the district and is well liked by the state’s conservative base.





In the Iowa edition of the Farm Team series, Roll Call reported that former Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn, state Rep. Peter Cownie from Polk County and state Sen. Jack Whitver are potential GOP successors to Latham on the ballot.


[/break1]rollcall.com/latham-marks-third-house-retirement-in-one-day/]http://atr.rollcall.com/latham-marks-th ... n-one-day/The Cook Political Report Partisan Voting Index (PVI) rates the Iowa 3rd congressional district as EVEN.


[/break1]com/file/2013-04-47.pdf]http://cookpolitical.com/file/2013-04-47.pdf





Congressman Latham's decision will likely generate a wide open primary race for both Republicans and Democrats. The district includes rural areas in addition to Iowa's largest city.


[/break1]house.gov/district/]http://latham.house.gov/district/



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:50 pm

Cross posted from the "2014 US Senate: Iowa" thread.


http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopi ... 92#p575892





Surprise! A Republican will announce he is running for the US Senate seat presently held by Sen Tom Harkin (D-IA).


TheIowaRepublican.com has learned that David Young, Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Chief of Staff, has submitted his resignation and plans to officially enter Iowa’s U.S. Senate race sometime in June.Whoa! Change in plans


David Young ended his bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate on Thursday in order to seek the nomination for the now open Third District Congressional district.








Despite Young’s solid but unspectacular fundraising efforts and dedication to traveling all across the state, his campaign for the U.S. Senate was stuck in neutral and his prospects of winning the nomination against better funded candidates were diminishing.


[/break1]com/2014/young-ends-u-s-senate-campaign-to-seize-opportunity-in-iowas-third-congressional-district/]http://theiowarepublican.com/2014/young ... -district/The above was quoted from a publication that calls itself "Iowa's largest conservative news site".



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Post by SPen » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:09 pm

This is a good pickup opportunity, either this year or in 2016. Staci Appel might not be able to pull it off this year with Terry Branstad at the top of the ballot but if Bruce Braley can run a strong campaign for the U.S. Senate then he might have some coattails that will benefit her, especially if he gets lucky and draws a weak opponent nominated by an Iowa GOP convention.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:11 am

US House of Representatives District 3


Republican -- 392 of 392 precincts reported


Brad Zaun..........10,578....24.6%


Robert Cramer......9,107....21.2%


Matt Schultz.........8,618....20.1%


Monte Shaw.........7,260....16.9%


David Young.........6,683....15.6%


Joe Grandanette......666.....1.6%


Write-In.................36.....0.1%


[/break1]sos.iowa.gov/Views/TabularData.aspx?TabView=StateRaces]http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/Vie ... StateRaces^Federal%20/%20Statewide%20Races^83&ElectionID=83





No candidate received 35% of the vote so the nominee will be determined by a convention. Just about the only safe bet is Joe Grandanette won't be the Republican nominee for Congress in November.


It’s a process that has only happened twice in 50 years. The last time was in 2002, when now-Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, won the nomination.


[/break1]rollcall.com/iowa-republican-convention-2014/?dcz=]http://atr.rollcall.com/iowa-republican ... 2014/?dcz=Anyone need 3 guesses whom I hope the convention delegates select?


Multiple Republican operatives in the state said [state Sen Brad] Zaun ran a bad campaign in 2010, when the then-GOP nominee lost to Rep. Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, in the best election cycle for Republicans in decades. They added that past issues, including when Zaun allegedly banged on the window of an ex-girlfriend and called her a “slut,” won’t match up well with the Democratic nominee: former state Sen. Staci Appel.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:06 pm

Kevin Hall from The Iowa Republican is giving us a blow by blow account of the Iowa Republican Convention where delegates are to select a nominee to run against Staci Appel in the November general election.


[/break1]com/2014/live-blog-third-district-special-nominating-convention/]http://theiowarepublican.com/2014/live- ... onvention/



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:46 pm

We have a decision:David Young wins the nomination on the 5th ballot. Young, who came in 5th place in the Republican primary back on June 3, defeated Brad Zaun on the final ballot (last place finisher is eliminated on each ballot until a winner is chosen).This^^^^ is why many of us wanted the US Senate race to go to a convention. You just never know what these RWNJers will do next.



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Post by Suranis » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:58 pm

That was good reading. For a Republican he was pretty even handed and there was a fair bit of humour in the blog.So, does the 5 th choice of the Republican party have a chance against the incumbent? Facinating...


Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.

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Post by SPen » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:20 pm

That was good reading. For a Republican he was pretty even handed and there was a fair bit of humour in the blog.So, does the 5 th choice of the Republican party have a chance against the incumbent? Facinating...Staci Appel isn't an incumbent, she's just the Democratic nominee. This is Tom Latham's seat, the Republican incumbent who is retiring. The pressure is on this "5th choice" to win because if he doesn't then this will represent a pickup for the Democrats.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:06 am

Iowa state Senator Brad Zaun is throwing a temper tantrum after he lost to 5th place finisher David Young and he has more than just a few Iowa Republicans worried.Republican State Senator Brad Zaun set off some political fireworks of his own on July 4th when he indicated on his personal Facebook page that he was considering switching his party affiliation from Republican to Independent.It’s important to note that Zaun said that he’s considering becoming an independent, not running for congress as an Independent. There is a huge difference, but a number of people viewed Zaun’s 4th of July statement as an indication that he may be considering running for Congress in Iowa’s Third District race as a third party candidate. If Zaun did decide to run as a third party candidate, his presence in the race would virtually guarantee a general election victory for Staci Appel, the liberal Democrat nominee in the Third District.[/break1]com/2014/zaun-has-nobody-to-be-upset-with-but-himself/]http://theiowarepublican.com/2014/zaun- ... t-himself/ {SMILIES_PATH}/pray.gif



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Post by SPen » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:17 am

Unfortunately Zaun is not going to run as an Independent in November: [/break1]desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/07/10/brad-zaun-to-remain-republican/12496801/]http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/ ... /12496801/That's a shame because it really could have given Appel a huge boost, probably making her the favorite. She's still got good odds at winning because she's had decent fundraising success and she's primed to get some outside assistance. We really need this pickup to offset what are probably going to be some losses in other states.



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