Iowa GOP switches location of convention


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans have chosen a new location for a June 21 nominating convention to select a candidate for the 3rd Congressional District.

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman, Danny Carroll announced Saturday the convention of 513 delegates would be held at the Des Moines Christian School in Urbandale.

The task is required because none of the six people who sought the GOP nomination in last Tuesday’s primary election topped the 35 percent threshold for votes required by state law.

State Sen. Brad Zaun received the most votes but only 25 percent of all votes cast.

The nominee will face Democrat Staci Appel, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

The 3rd District covers much of southwest Iowa, stretching from Des Moines to Council Bluffs.

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