FIRST DISTRICT: Candidates On Health Care Law

Seven candidates shared a stage in the hopes they could differentiate themselves in the crowded race in Iowa’s First Congressional District.

Current Congressman Bruce Braley won’t seek another term as he instead tries to replace the retiring Tom Harkin in the U.S. Senate.

One issue the candidates had to address was health care. The moderator gave them three choices: A–keep the law as it is, B–make changes or C–repeal and replace it.

Here’s how the candidates scored it:

Choosing “A”–State Representative Pat Murphy, a Democrat from Dubuque and Dave O’Brien, a Cedar Rapids Democratic attorney.

Choosing “B”–State Representative Anesa Kajtazovic, a Democrat from Waterloo: Swati Dandekar, a Democratic member of the Iowa Utilities Board; Monica Vernon, a Democratic Cedar Rapids Council member and Gail Boliver, a Republican Marshalltown attorney.

Choosing “C”–State Representative Walt Rogers, a Republican from Cedar Falls.

The primary election is June 3.

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