WATCH: District 1 Republican Debate

Republican congressional candidate Ben Lange (right) shakes hands with fellow Rod Blum after a debate between Republican candidates for Iowa's first congressional district at Kirkwood Community College on Monday, May 21, 2012, in southwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The winner of the primary will take on Democrat U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley for the seat. The Five Seasons Republican Women of Cedar Rapids hosted the debate in a partnership with Kirkwood Community College and SourceMedia Group. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette-KCRG)

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By Aaron Hepker

The May 21 debate between U.S. House 1st Districts Republican hopefuls Rod Blum and Ben Lange.

Blum, a Dubuque businessman, and Lange, an Independence attorney, will debate at 7 p.m. at Kirkwood Community College, room 234 in Cedar Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW. The winner of the Blum-Lange June 5 primary election contest will face Rep. Bruce Braley, a Waterloo Democrat, in the Nov. 6 general election.

Five Seasons Republican Women of Cedar Rapids hosted the debate in partnership with Kirkwood Community College and SourceMedia Group, parent company of KCRG-TV9 and The Gazette.

The debate was moderated by Tami Wiencek, a former news anchor/reporter and former Iowa House Representative. She now works for Musco Lighting and William Penn University in Oskaloosa.

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