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Republican Latham Wins in 4th District
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Fourth District Republican Rep. Tom Latham has won to a ninth term in the U.S. House, defeating retired educator Bill Maske.
Latham was first elected to Congress in 1994, representing a sprawling district that includes much of north Iowa. Since that first election, he hasn't been seriously challenged.
Latham has argued he's positioned well within Republican circles to be a force should the GOP take control of the House.
Maske is a veteran Democratic activist who was making his first run for Congress. He had a 34-year career as an educator in a series of Iowa school districts before retiring. At one point he taught at American University in Tehran.
Before being elected to Congress, Latham worked in his family's seed corn business.