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CHET CULVER (D)

Culver, secretary of state, was nominated with 39 percent in a four-way primary.

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  • Born: 1965; Washington, D.C.
  • Family: Married (Mari); two children.
  • Education: Drake University, M.A., 1994; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1988.
  • Professional career: High school teacher; investigator, Office of the Attorney General.
  • Military career: None.
  • Previous elective office: Secretary of state, 1999-2006.

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JIM NUSSLE (R)

Nussle, a congressman from Iowa's 1st District, was unopposed in the primary.

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  • Born: June 27, 1960; Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Family: Married (Karen); two children.
  • Education: Drake University, J.D., 1985; Luther College, B.A., 1983.
  • Professional career: Delaware County attorney, 1986-90.
  • Military career: None.
  • Previous elective office: U.S. House, 1990-2006.

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