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Boswell’s Race Downgraded

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In yet another sign that some of the national observers think 2010 could be a tough one for incumbents, and specifically Democrats, Congressional Quarterly has knocked down Des Moines area Congressman Leonard Boswell a notch in his re-election efforts next year. Boswell is still favored, by the way. But a trio of Republicans is now planning on running for the right to take on the Boz: aviation consultant Dave Funk, State Senator Brad Zaun and former Iowa State coach/wrestler Jim Gibbons.


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  • Anonymous

    Senator Brad Zaun is clearly head and sholders above the other republican candidates….he has terrific experience in office (the others have none) and is certainly a candidate that can give Boswell big trouble. Big kudos for Zaun getting in the race…..

  • Anonymous

    Lets be honest….Boswell has not accomplished much in the decades he has held office, and lately he seems more and more confused about things. It is time for a change. I am not a republican, but I have met Zaun, and he at least seems to speak honestly. I miss that lately.

  • Anonymous

    “Head and shoulders?!” I hope you are referring to his height because Brad Zaun is one of the least impressive legislators I have ever run across. He may have served, but I can't think of a single thing he has accomplished while there. I think Gibbons will egde him out and then knock off Boswell.

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