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Iowa Secretary of State - Elections
1998 Iowa Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: March 13, Primary: June 2
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, Terry Branstad (R) retiring, 57% in '94, 4th term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican
St. Sen. Tom Vilsack (D) 52% '96 Senate nominee / ex-U.S. Rep. Jim Ross Lightfoot (R) 47% community college proffessor Jim Hennager (Rfm) 1%
'94 nominee Carl Olsen (L) 0%
meatpacker Thomas Alter (SW) 0%
Jim Schaefer (NL) 0%
Mark Kennis (I) 0%
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., Joy Corning (R) retiring
community activist Sally Pederson (D) State Human Rights Director / Ex-TV News Anchor Almo Hawkins (R) Sue Atkinson (Rfm)
Attorney General
Tom Miller (D) Mark Schwickerath (R)
Secretary of State, Paul Pate (R) ran for Gov.
Teacher/son of ex-U.S. Senator Chet Culver (D) Deputy Secretary of State John Gilliland (R) Russell Lovetinsky (G), veteran David Davis (L), Sheryl Blue (Rfm),
Mike L. Fitzgerald (D) Joan Bolin (R)
No Democrat Richard D. Johnson (R) Ronn Young (Rfm)
Agriculture Secretary, Dale Cochran (D) retiring
St. Sen. Patty Judge (D) Iowa Falls Mayor Dan Brown (R) auto workers Raymond Parsons (SW), Ed Peak (Rfm),
Senator, 69.6% in '92, 3rd term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Safe Republican, Charles Cook's prediction: Safe Republican, Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
ex-state Rep./college professor David Osterberg (D) 30.5% Charles E. Grassley (R) 68.4% Veterinary Technician Donald Hennig (L/WI) 0.0%
meatpacker Margaret Trowe (SW) 0.3%
Susan Marcus (NL) 0.8%
1st Cong. District, 52.9% in '96, 11th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 2:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican
'96 nominee / attorney / ex-St. Sen. Bob "Ed" Rush (D) 42.3% James "Jim" A. Leach (R) 56.5% Hospital Executive Charles Thurston (Rfm) 0.7%
Jeffrey Smith (NL) 0.5%, write in candidates 0.0%
2nd Cong. District, 53.5% in '96, 4th term
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 7:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Republican
consumer attorney Rob Tully (D) 44.0% Jim Nussle (R) 55.2% Peter Lamoureaux (NL) 0.8%, write in candidates 0.0%
3rd Cong. District, 49.2% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: 1:1, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
Leonard L. Boswell (D) 56.9% St. Sen. Larry McKibben (R) 41.1% ex-college professor Charles P. Connolly (Rfm) 1.1%
Joe Seehusen (I) 0.8% write in candidates 0.0%
4th Cong. District, 52.1% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican,
Jon Dvorak (D) 33.9% Greg Ganske (R) 65.2% Steven Yellin (NL) 0.9%, write in candidates 0.0%
5th Cong. District, 65.4% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican,
No Democrat Tom Latham (R) 99.2% writer Mike Palecek (WI) 0.8%

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control. Targeted means that the organization has produced a list of the incumbents they want defeated. Rematch means that at least two of the candidates have met once before.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

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