Republicans to nominate candidate for House seat

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Republican Party of Iowa has set a date to nominate a candidate to fill a vacant Iowa House seat.

Republicans plan to hold a special nominating convention to choose a candidate to run for Iowa House District 33 which is vacant due to the recent resignation of Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman A.J. Spiker says the meeting will be Sept. 4 at the party’s headquarters in Des Moines.

Democrats earlier said they also will nominate their candidate that day.

The legislative district which includes the southeastern portions of Des Moines was left vacant when McCarthy resigned to take a job with the Iowa attorney general’s office.

A special election to fill the vacancy is scheduled for Oct. 22.

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