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Special Election Held for Vacant Iowa House Seat

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Voters from the southeastern part of Des Moines are heading to the polls to fill an open seat in the Iowa House.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the special election for House District 33. The seat is vacant because Democratic Rep. Kevin McCarthy resigned in August to take a job with the Iowa attorney general's office.

McCarthy, who had been Democratic leader in the House for seven years, represented the district for 11 years.

Seeking the seat are Democrat Brian Meyer, a Des Moines City Council member, and Republican Michael Young, a former Marine.

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