On the heels of defeated Iowa Rep. David Young (R) declaring he would return next year to again battle Democrat Cindy Axne (D-West Des Moines), the woman who unseated him in November, another former member has ruled out a comeback. Ex-Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), who served four terms in the House, just accepted a position in Washington and said yesterday that he is ruling out any re-match campaign for the US House.
Last November, Mr. Denham lost to now-freshman Rep. Josh Harder (D-Turlock/ Modesto) on a 52-48% count. Three Republicans have already announced their candidacies to oppose Rep. Harder, including former Turlock City Councilman Ted Howze who entered the race against Mr. Denham last year and received 15% of the jungle primary vote in an eight-person candidate field.
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