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SC Mayor Scott Wins Re-Election Handily, Others Face Run-offs

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Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott was reelected with 68 percent of the vote.  But a few of Iowa’s municipal races are undecided.  Some Iowa cities require winners to get a clear majority — or 50 percent plus one — of the vote.

In Iowa’s largest city, Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie is seeking a fifth term and got 43.5 percent of the vote — just seven-tenths of a percent ahead of Jack Hatch, a former state legislator who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2014. They will face-off in a run-off in December.

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Ames City Council Candidate and Iowa State student Rachel Junck

A 20-year-old Iowa State University student came within a percentage point of a majority win in her race for a seat on the Ames City Council. Rachel Junck, who grew up in Ames, will face a run-off in December, too. If she wins, reports indicate she would be the youngest woman elected to political office in Iowa.

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar will campaign in Northwest Iowa, as she has set appearances in Orange City and Sioux City.

Klobuchar is a U.S. senator from Minnesota and will hold six events in Iowa over three days.

At 6 p.m. Friday, she will speak at Townsquare Coffeehouse and Kitchen in Orange City. At 9 a.m. Saturday, Klobuchar will take part in a Woodbury County Democratic Party caucus training event at the Sioux City Public Library.

Klobuchar last campaigned in Iowa in August.  She is among more than a dozen Democratic candidates seeking to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020.

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