Maybe some of you have heard, but Swati Dandekar, the former state senator from District 18, accepted a position on Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's Utilities Board. Obviously, this opens up her Senate seat, and a special election will be held on Nov. 8 to fill it. Pretty normal stuff.
Here's the catch: Dandekar is a Democrat. In the state Senate, the Democrats hold∂ a slim majority of 26-24, but with Dandekar out, the head count may look a little different come Nov. 9.
Bravo. Seriously, I applaud the political move on Branstad's part: I always love a good, sneaky maneuver to put your party in control. He got political. It's his job.
Stop complaining about it, and start campaigning for the Democratic nominee in the 18th district.
Complete article at Daily Iowan : http://bit.ly/sFFl5A