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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

And the winner is ... find out in two weeks

We’re hitting the home stretch of the races for U.S. representatives, state legislators and the next governor of Iowa.

The two candidates, Republican Jim Leach and Democrat Chet Culver, debated at Drake last week about heath care. You can read more about the debate at Drake and the Gubernatioal debate sponsored by The Des Moines Register and KCCI here.

Gubernatorial debates take place at Drake before election - News

Culver led in the last poll result taken, but Nussle suggested his opponent had a secret plan to bring back the controversial TouchPlay machines that were yanked from stores in May. The TouchPlay machines are controlled by the Iowa Lottery and look similar to slot machines, but a computer chip that pre-determines winners differentiate them from the machines you’ll find at Prairie Meadows. Casino slot machine winners are determined by random.

Nussle accused Culver of this because the Republican’s funding started going to Culver after he announced he was against the machines and would not bring them back.

Both men attended Drake for their graduate work. Culver earned a master’s degree and Nussle obtained his law degree.

Are you planning to vote? If so, for whom? Are you also following the Congressional races? What are some other issues you think are important to the election in these final weeks?


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