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The Republican candidate has been selected for a special election to fill the Iowa Senate seat left open after Kent Sorenson resigned earlier this month.

Sorenson resigned October 2nd after a special investigation found evidence that he broke Senate rules by accepting payment from a presidential campaign.

Republican delegates met Thursday night and selected State Representative Julian Garrett to run for the open office. He was first elected to the Iowa House in 2010 and re-elected in 2012.

The Democrats will nominate their candidate on Monday.

The special election in Senate District 13 will take place November 19th.

The district includes parts of Warren and Madison counties including the cities of Indianola, Norwalk, and Milo.

No matter the outcome, Democrats will retain control of the Iowa Senate.



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