IA-3: No candidate in the 3rd district received over 35% on the June 3 primary, sending this race to a convention that took place this past Saturday. David Young, who came in fifth place in the primary, has won the nomination. Young, Sen. Chuck Grassley's former Chief of Staff, first entered the Senate race for Tom Harkin's (D) open seat, then changed and ran for the 3rd district, which is open due to Tom Latham's (R) retirement. Young faces Democrat state Sen. Staci Appel in the general. With Republicans nominating a more mainstream, less antagonizing candidate than many expected to come out of a convention, this seat is expected to be very competitive.
There is a time for politics and a time for governing. The time for politics is over the time for governing is upon us.