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Representative to replace Ernst in Iowa Senate

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COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) - A state representative has won a special election to replace Joni Ernst in the Iowa Senate.

Republican Mark Costello won Tuesday's election with 74 percent of the nearly 4,200 votes cast in District 12. Finishing second was Democrat Steve Adams, and Libertarian Don Brantz finished third. The district in southwest Iowa is composed of Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Ringgold and Taylor counties.

Ernst, a Republican, was elected to the U.S. Senate in November. A special election will be held to replace Costello in Iowa House District 23, which is composed of all of Fremont and Mills counties, along with two-thirds of Montgomery County.

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