State Representative and former local television anchor Ashley Hinson (R-Marion) just filed a congressional committee with the Federal Election Commission. The move allows her to begin raising money but is not necessarily a formal declaration of candidacy. If successful in winning the Republican nomination, Ms. Hinson would challenge freshman Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Dubuque) in Iowa’s northeastern quadrant.
In November, Ms. Finkenauer, herself then a sitting state Representative, unseated two-term Rep. Rod Blum (R-Dubuque), 50-45%. For his part, Mr. Blum has indicated he is considering running again but has made no firm decision.
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