Republican Party of Iowa Chairman A.J. Spiker issued calls for special nominating conventions in Senate District 34 and House District 70 on Friday. The seats are in Linn County. Both conventions will take place Monday, August 6 at 7pm.
The Senate District 34 nomination became available when Randi Shannon dropped out of the race and proclaimed herself “U.S. Senator of the Republic of the United States of America”. Her campaign chairman, Ryan Flood, a former Linn County resident, announced his intentions to run for the seat.
The nominee will compete against Democrat incumbent Liz Mathis, a former Cedar Rapids television anchor who has extremely high name ID in the district. Although the voter registration edge in Senate District 34 leans slightly toward Republicans, Mathis will be very difficult to defeat in November.
The details of the SD 34 convention are as follows:
7:00 p.m. Monday, August 6
Special Nominating Convention Senate District-34
Marion Public Library
1095 6th Ave
Marion, IA 52302
The convention will be called to order by Republican Party of Iowa State Central Committeeman David Chung. Forty-three Linn County Central Committee members, who represent precincts in Senate District 34, are eligible to be voting delegates at the convention.
There was no Republican primary candidate in House District 70, located in Cedar Rapids. The nominee will compete against longtime Democrat incumbent Todd Taylor, who has served in the Iowa House since 1995. Democrats hold a voter registration edge of more than 3,300 in the district.
The details of the HD 70 convention are as follows:
Monday, August 6
Special Nominating Convention House District-70
Cedar Rapids Public Library- Seuss Room
2600 Edgewood Rd SW Ste. 330
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
The convention will be called to order by Republican Party of Iowa State Central Committeeman Loras Schulte. Twenty Linn County Central Committee members who represent precincts in House District 70 are eligible to be voting delegates at the convention.
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