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Annette Sweeney wins Special Election for Bill Dix's Vacant Seat

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UPDATE: Republican candidate Annette Sweeney has topped Democrat Tracy Freese in a special election Iowa's State Senate District 25.

Sweeney, of Alden, garnered 4,776 total votes in tonight's unofficial final count, while Freese, from Dike, tallied 3,786. The margin represents about a 55% to 44% win for Sweeney.

UNOFFICIAL VOTE TOTALS BY COUNTY:

Grundy County:

Sweeney: 1,268

Freese: 774

Hardin County:

Sweeney: 1,795

Freese: 1,120

Story County:

Sweeney: 1,148

Freese: 1,440

Butler County:

Sweeney: 565

Freese: 452

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Original Story:

Governor Reynolds has set a date for a special election in Iowa's State Senate District 25, which is the area that former Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix served.

Dix resigned this week after online video emerged of a man, who was apparently him, flirting with and kissing a lobbyist inside an Iowa bar. The special election for his open seat will be held on Tuesday, April 10.

District 25 comprises parts of Butler County, Grundy County, Hardin County and Story County. Former State Senator Dix is from Shell Rock.

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