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ASSOCIATED PRESS: GOP hopeful Iowa is turning red

Republicans currently dominate Iowa’s congressional delegation and hold the statewide offices of governor, secretary of state, secretary of agriculture and auditor.

“In the short term Iowa is decidedly turning red,” said Tim Albrecht, a Republican consultant who has served as spokesman for Republicans in the Legislature and governor’s office. “It’s quite possible this could be a single-state wave election in the state of Iowa.”

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann agrees short-term trends indicate Iowa is leaning more conservative, and he’s watching this election for confirmation.

“I like the direction we’re heading,” he said. “I think there are some indicators this may be long term.”…

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