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January 10, 2014

Professor Green shares political insights

Pella — Central College Political Science Professor Dr. Andrew Green recently shared some thoughts regarding the world of politics. 

The field of candidates for the 2014 election has not fully taken shape as of yet. Green believes this will happen in the coming months. But as things stand, Green believes that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad should be able to win another term. 

As it stands, Jack Hatch is the only candidate left in the Democratic field for Governor. Tyler Olson and Bob Krause have both backed out of that race and no other Democrat has declared candidacy. 

Green believes the bigger races for 2014 will be those for seats in Washington. He did not foresee the decision by Republican Tom Latham, who represents Iowa's Third District in the US House of Representatives, to choose not seek reelection this year. Green is confident that had Latham chosen to run, Latham would have won another term. Now, Green believes the seat is a "toss up," with no clear front-runner among current candidates. 

Iowa's Second District, which includes Marion County, may not be as much of a race, according to Green. Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack will likely not have a primary challenger, and no strong Republican has declared candidacy. Marc Lofgren of Muscatine will seek the Republican nomination and has made at least one trip to Marion County. 

The decision of Sen. Tom Harkin to not seek reelection has opened up the race for Iowa's second Senate seat. Bruce Braley, currently serving Iowa's First District in the House, is the only Democrat in the field and has received numerous endorsements from around the state. Republicans Joni Ernst, Mark Jacobs and Sam Clovis have announced their candidacy for their party's nomination in this race. 

Speculation abounds whether or not Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who resigned as head of Iowa's Department of Public Health yesterday, may run for office. Miller-Meeks is a Republican from Ottumwa, who has lost twice in House races against Loebsack. Green believes Miller-Meeks could enter the Senate race and have more name recognition than the current field. 

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