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Political Outlook Ahead of Primary

Des Moines, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) - As we get closer to the primaries, some republicans have been expressing concerns about their candidates who are gearing up for election season.
In one of Joni Ernsts political ads, she is seen firing a gun.
Some members say that could put off voters.
There are also concerns that businessman Mark Jacobs has views on climate change that are too similar to the likely democratic opponent Bruce Braley.
Five Iowa republicans are trying to win a U.S. Senate seat, with professor Sam Clovis, u-s attorney Matt Whitaker and businessman Scott Schaben round out the candidates.
Meanwhile, there is a lot of action in the race to take democrat Bruce Braley's 1st district seat and it's gaining national attention.
That's because, the GOP needs to turn six seats to get the majority and Braley's seat is one the GOP is putting a lot of effort into.
Right now, the republican race frontrunner is Dubuque businessman Rod Blum followed closely by Cedar Rapids' own Steve Rathje.
On the democratic side, Representative Patrick Murphy has gained a large following and is being supported by most of Iowas labor-unions.
Primaries are Tuesday, June third.

 
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