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Rep. Blum's statement on Vernon's primary victory

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -

Congressman Rod Blum gave the following statement this morning after Monica Vernon won the Democratic primary last night, setting the stage for a showdown between the two this fall.

"I congratulate Monica Vernon on her victory in the Democrat primary, and am looking forward to an issues based race that focuses on solutions to the problems facing our country," said Blum.

Vernon won in her second try at the Democratic nomination in Iowa's 1st Congressional District.

The former Cedar Rapids City Council member defeated former state Rep. Pat Murphy, who beat Vernon in 2014 before losing to Blum.

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