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On the Stump: Politics 2018

March 8, 2018
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The filing deadline for state and federal offices to be on the ballot in the June 5 Iowa Primary is March 16. Those seeking county office have until March 28 to file nomination papers to appear on the June ballot.

Republicans

New Iowa Republican Party Communications Director Jesse Dougherty told The Chronicle right now there are four possible candidates who may seek the nomination for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture on the GOP ticket in June.

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After this update was received, Governor Kim Reynolds announced she was appointing Mike Naig, the current deputy Iowa Secretary of Agriculture upon the official resignation of Secretary Bill Northey. The U.S. Senate finally confirmed Northey as undersecretary for farm production and conservation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week.

The candidates which were reported in the race for the nomination included Craig Lang, American Soybean Association Chairman Ray Gaesser, Senator Dan Zumbach, and Naig.

Other state-wide contests include former U.S. Army Captain John Thompson is seeking the Republican nomination for state treasurer and incumbents State Auditor Mary Mosiman and Secretary of State Paul Pate are also in the race for their positions.

Governor Kim Reynolds is opposed in the primary by former Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett.

U.S. House Dsitrict 1 Rep. Rod Blum is seeknig reelection to a second term.

Democrats

On the Democrat ballot for the June Iowa Primary at least eight Democrats are expected to be on the ballot for the nomination for governor- State Senator Nate Boulton, Cathy Gleason, Fred Hubbell, Andy McGuire, Jon Neiderbach, John Norris, Gary Wells and Ross Wilburn.

Other announced candidates include: Secretary of Agriculture- Tim Gannon, Secretary of State- Deidre Dejear and Jim Mowrer; Attorney General incumbent tom Miller; State Auditor- Rob Sand; State Treasurer- Mike Fitzgerald.

There's also Democrat primary races for the three U.S. Congressional seats now held by Republicans: 1st District- Abby Finkenauer, Thomas Heckroth, George Ramsey III and Courtney Rowe; 3rd District- Cindy Axne, Pete D'Alessandro, Austin Frerick, Thresa Greenfield, Paul Knupp, Eddie Mauro and Heather Ryan; 4th District- Paul Dahl, Leann Jacobsen, John Pasche and JD Schnolten.

And, incumbent 2nd District Rep. Dave Loebsack is seeking reelection.

 
 

 

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