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WATCH: District 1 Republican Debate
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.