Rob Sand wins election for Iowa state auditor

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Democrat Rob Sand has been elected Iowa's state auditor, beating incumbent Republican Mary Mosiman.

Sand won Tuesday's election after a more high-profile campaign than is typical for the office.

Sand, an attorney and former prosecutor with the state attorney general's office, ran an aggressive campaign that focused on his call for more investigations of misspending in state and local governments.

Mosiman was appointed auditor in 2013 and then elected to a full term in 2014. She previously was Story County's auditor and worked in the Iowa Secretary of State's Office

She had stressed her experience as a certified public accountant.