The State GOP Chairman AJ Spiker has been reaching out lately, pushing toward political unity and support.
Republican and former GOP state chair Mike Mahaffey said recent caucuses were very similar, focused on trying to unify the parties rather than dividing them further apart.
Democrat and Des Moines attorney Jerry Crawford said with the political landscape and candidates changing so much these days, a little party unity can never hurt. Crawford said if you had told him last year that Staci Appel could potentially run unopposed for Congress it would have been unthinkable, now it's a possibility.
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