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Iowa Democratic chairman steps down

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On Tuesday Iowa Democratic Party Chair Rep. Tyler Olson announced he will be resigning as chair. In a letter to the Democratic State Central Committee Olson cited interest in running for a broader office in 2014.

A special meeting of the State Central Committee will be held on Saturday to select an interim chair. Former Iowa Democratic Party Chair Scott Brennan is expected to run for the position.

"Senator Harkin's decision to not seek re-election changed the landscape. I am proud of the Iowa Democratic Party's strong position and it is time for me to determine how I can best serve Iowans through a conversation that is not possible as chair of the IDP. I will immediately end my duties as chair and ask this letter of resignation be effective upon the election of my successor," Olson stated in his resignation letter to the State Central Committee.





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