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Special election set following Iowa lawmaker's death

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A special election has been scheduled to fill the Iowa House seat left open by the death of Rep. Greg Forristall.
   Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation Monday directing a special election on June 27 for House District 22. The district covers Pottawattamie County in southwest Iowa.
   Forristall, a Republican from Macedonia, died earlier this month during his sixth term as a lawmaker. House Speaker Linda Upmeyer said the 67-year-old Forristall had been battling cancer.
   The elected individual will finish the remainder of Forristall's term, serving through 2019.
   The Republican-majority House had 59 GOP lawmakers this session and 41 Democrats. The Senate is also controlled by Republicans.
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