Iowa GOP 3rd District Nominee To Be Decided June 21st

By: WOWT 6 News, The Associated Press Email
By: WOWT 6 News, The Associated Press Email

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Danny Carroll announced Wednesday the Republican nominee for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District will be decided at a special nominating convention on June 21st.

Five-hundred-thirteen delegates representing the 3rd District at the State Convention on June 14th will reconvene one week later at Creston High School to select the GOP's 3rd Congressional District candidate.

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

"As no candidate received the necessary 35 percent share of the vote in the primary election, rules state that the party's nominee will be selected at a convention whose date and location is set by the Chairman," said Carroll. "I've listened to feedback from 3rd District Republicans and selected Saturday, June 21st as the date and Creston as the location."

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 state party will be sending out notice to delegates and alternates, informing them of additional details for the nominating convention. Delegates will credential in between 8:30-9:45 a.m. with the convention being called to order at 10 a.m.

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