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Live results: Independent voters likely to decide narrow Iowa House race

November 06, 2012|By Matt Pearce
  • People vote at the WCR Hall in Macksburg, Iowa.
People vote at the WCR Hall in Macksburg, Iowa. (Steve Pope / Getty Images )

Iowa’s 4th Congressional District might rest in the physical center of the nation, but this election cycle the seat features a particularly interesting battle between opposite wings of the greater American political establishment.

The seat is held by hard-line Republican conservative Rep. Steve King, and from the opposite side comes former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack, whose husband took a position in the Obama administration after serving as governor.

The Omaha World-Herald likened the contest to a “proxy war” between the tea party and the Obama administration, as if the race were Vietnam; the battle’s victory will ultimately be decided by a sizable population of independent voters in this traditionally conservative-leaning district.

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