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Republicans name candidate for District 18 race

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The Republican party in Linn County has chosen their candidate for the District 18 special election.

Cindy Golding will be on the ballot in November. Golding took 51.64% of the vote at the Linn County Central Committee members. Mary Rathje received 20.22% of the vote, and Matt
Dummermuth came in with 28.14%.

Golding will face Democrat Liz Mathis. They will compete for the seat of former Democratic State Senator Swati Dandekar. Dandekar was chosen by Governor Terry Branstad to serve on the Iowa Utilities Board.

Right now, Democrats hold a slight lead in the Senate. A win by Golding would change the balance of power in the Iowa Senate.

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