Over 500 Republicans will gather in Denison today at 10 o’clock to pick the man who’ll likely be western Iowa’s next Congressman. Four candidates competed in the June 4th primary, but none got the 35 percent necessary to win the G-O-P nomination. That meant a district convention had to be organized to pick a candidate. Steve King, a state Senator from Kiron, won the most votes in the primary, but only got 30 percent; Brent Siegrist of Council Bluffs wasn’t far behind in second; John Redwine of Sioux City was close by in third and Jeff Ballenger of Council Bluffs finished fourth. While the delegates aren’t required to select one of those four, it’s almost certain one of them will get the nomination. Today’s winner must get majority support from the delegates — that means 50 percent plus one. It’s likely more than one vote will be cast. The candidate with the least votes will be forced to drop out of each round of voting until a legitimate winner is declared.
You are here: / / Republicans meet in convention to chose Congressman