Four Dems and a RINO
The Des Moines Register editorial page is out with its endorsements for Iowa's Congressional Delegation. (No Senate race in Iowa this year.) The current group is 4-1 in favor of the GOP. The Register would reverse that. There would only be two incumbents, Democrat Leonard Boswell, and RINO Jim Leach. Incumbent Steve King in the 5th district is an outspoken conservative. The "endorsement" of his Democrat opponent is largely an attack on King. One of the independents is "disqualified" because he "leans Republican", but the endorsee is experienced in working with the mentally ill and college students (who are often pushed toward joining the mentally ill by their liberal college indoctrination). She's also a woman, and we haven't sent a woman to Washington yet. (That's unbiased, isn't it?)
The Register's own "Potomac Fever" column notes that Iowa has the 5th most powerful delegation in Washington. The Register is apparently willing to throw that away to have a bunch of liberals representing us in Congress.
The major thing wrong with the Republicans running is that they are Republicans who support the Republican agenda. RINO Leach gets the nod because he voted for the war in Iraq.
Bush barely lost Iowa in 2000 and barely won it in 2004. Iowa's Congressional votes all hinge on turnout.