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October 04, 2010


Iowa Democrats Headed for a Bloodbath

With Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) running way behind in the polls in his re-election race, Iowa Democrats are bracing for a bad year. But in many cases they're not even trying.

Smart Politics notes that Democrats failed to field a candidate in 25 of 100 Iowa House contests -- the most by any major party since the lower chamber became a 100-member body in 1970.

"The inability of Democrats to come anywhere close to fielding a full slate of candidates this November comes just two years after filling the ballot in 94 of 100 House district contests in 2008 - their best showing since 1976 when the Democratic Party also ran 94 candidates. "












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