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General Election Matchups Set Across Iowa, U.S.

John Pemble
Fred Hubbell speaks to supporters after securing the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

Iowa Democrats have nominated businessman Fred Hubbell to take on Gov. Kim Reynolds in the November gubernatorial election. Jake Porter will be the Libertarian candidate for governor.

Congressional matchups are set with two women earning Democratic spots on the ballot. Abby Finkenauer, the Democrat nominated in the first congressional district, would be the youngest woman elected to Congress if she is successful in her bit to oust incumbent Republican Congressman Rod Blum. No woman has ever been elected to Congress from Iowa. 

In this politics day edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with colleagues Dennis Goldford, professor and chair of political science and Rachel Caufield, associate professor of political science at Drake University. They discuss November matchups in Iowa, and what turnout and the results of primaries in seven other states tell us about the upcoming midterm election.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk