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Iowan a finalist to lead FEMA


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two seasoned state emergency managers, including a former Iowa official, have emerged as the Obama administration's leading candidates to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Florida's emergency manager Craig Fugate and former Iowa emergency manager Ellen Gordon are the administration's top two choices.

That's according to two administration officials familiar with White House deliberations on the appointment. Both officials asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the situation.

One of the officials said the announcement is expected within days.

Both Fugate and Gordon have more than 20 years of emergency management experience.

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