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Iowa's federal prosecutors named


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration as formally nominated candidates to head Iowa's federal prosecutor offices.

Sen. Tom Harkin said Friday that Stephanie Rose has been nominated for U.S. Attorney for Northern Iowa, and Nick Klinefeldt for U.S. Attorney for Southern Iowa. Harkin recommended the pair in March. Their nominations now go to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration before being voted on by the full Senate.

Rose has been a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's office in the Northern District of Iowa for 12 years. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where also obtained her law degree.

Klinefeldt practiced criminal law in Boston and has worked for the last three years the Des Moines law firm Ahlers & Cooney. He was the Iowa counsel for the Obama campaign.

Klinefeldt is also an alumni of the University of Iowa.

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