District profile:
Overall, this district is evenly balanced. It was a key battleground in the 2000 and 2004 presidential races. Full profile
2004 results: Republican Jim Nussle defeated Democrat Bill Gluba 55 percent to 43 percent.

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Whalen, a businessman, was nominated with 48 percent in a three-way primary.

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  • Born: May 24, 1954; Davenport, Iowa.
  • Family: Married (Kim); two children.
  • Education: Harvard University, J.D., 1978; University of Illinois, B.A., 1975.
  • Professional: Hotel and restaurant entrepreneur.
  • Military: None.


Braley, former president of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, was nominated with 37 percent in a four-way primary.

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  • Born: Oct. 30, 1957; Brooklyn, Iowa.
  • Family: Married (Carolyn); three children.
  • Education: University of Iowa, J.D.; Iowa State University, B.A.
  • Professional: Attorney.
  • Military: None.


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