DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa primary voters are set to pick potential replacements for two prominent members of the state’s U.S. House delegation. One is Republican who is retiring, the other a Democrat who is running for Senate.
Democrats are choosing from among five candidates in the 1st Congressional District, a northeastern Iowa seat that is open after Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley opted to run for U.S. Senate.
Republican voters are picking from six candidates in the 3rd Congressional District, a Des Moines-area seat they are trying to protect after the announced retirement of popular 10-term Rep. Tom Latham.
The stakes are high because Iowa’s four congressional seats are equally divided among the two parties and rarely see two vacancies in the same year.