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PANEL REJECTS CHALLENGE TO TWO IOWA HOUSE GOP CANDIDATES

A STATE PANEL HAS REJECTED CHALLENGES THAT SOUGHT TO DISQUALIFY TWO CANDIDATES FOR A NORTHWEST IOWA HOUSE SEAT FROM THE JUNE PRIMARY.

KEN CARLSON, THE REPUBLICAN FROM ONAWA WHO’S CURRENTLY SERVING IN IOWA HOUSE DISTRICT 13 IS NOT SEEKING REELECTION AT THE END OF HIS FIRST TERM.

REPUBLICANS NOAH WIESELER OF SIOUX CITY AND TRAVIS SITZMANN OF LE MARS ARE RUNNING FOR THE SEAT IN THE JUNE PRIMARY.

THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE RECEIVED CHALLENGES ALLEGING NEITHER CANDIDATE WAS QUALIFIED TO RUN BECAUSE THEY DON’T LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

THE STATE OBJECTION PANEL CITED THE STATE CONSITUTION, WHICH SAYS A CANDIDATE ONLY HAS TO LIVE IN THE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT THEY INTEND TO REPRESNT FOR 60 DAYS BEFORE NOVEMBER’S GENERAL ELECTION.

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