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Democrats Pick Hubbell for Governor's Race, Potential Youngest Woman Ever Elected to Congress

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John Pemble
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Fred Hubbell after winning the Democratic nomination for governor on June 5, 2018.

Democrats in the state Tuesday night nominated a Fred Hubbell, a wealthy businessman from Des Moines, to run against Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, who has never been elected to the state’s top job. The primary election also set the stage for Iowa’s congressional races in November including the nomination of Abby Finkenauer. At 28, the two-term state House represenative would be the youngest woman elected to Congress if she defeats Republican incumbent Congressman Rod Blum. IPR's Clay Masters breaks down the primary election results with University of Northern Iowa Political Scientist Chris Larimer.