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Candidates file for primary election

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Political rivals have framed a crowded and competitive fight in the June primary, setting up heated contests for the state's top two offices.

Then state's filing deadline passed at 5 p.m. on Friday with few surprises.

All of the state's U.S. congressional representatives will face a challenger in this election cycle, as will U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley.

Three Republicans will battle for the right to challenge Gov. Chet Culver.

Both parties will fight for control of a legislature where both chambers are controlled by Democrats.

Democrats control the House on a 56-44 margin, and the Senate on a margin of 32-18.

Parties can nominate candidates during state conventions in races where they haven't fielded a candidate.

Iowa will hold its primary election on June 8.

Online Anchor/ReporterBob Waters

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