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First step for new federal prosecutors in Iowa approved

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) - The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved two candidates to become Iowa's top federal prosecutors.  The committee on Thursday unanimously approved Stephanie Rose for U.S. Attorney for Northern Iowa and Nick Klinefeldt for U.S. Attorney for Southern Iowa. Both were recommended by Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin in March.  The nominations next move to the full Senate for a vote.  Rose has been a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's office in the Northern District of Iowa for 12 years. Klinefeldt practiced criminal law in Boston and has worked for the last three years in the Des Moines law firm Ahlers & Cooney.  Klinefeldt was the Iowa counsel for the Obama campaign and a former Harkin aide.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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