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HART GIVES UP QUEST FOR 2ND DISTRICT HOUSE SEAT

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DEMOCRAT RITA HART HAS ENDED HER CHALLENGE OF THE OUTCOME OF HER RACE AGAINST REPUBLICAN CONGRESSWOMAN MARIANNETTE MILLER-MEEKS FOR IOWA’S 2ND DISTRICT HOUSE SEAT.

STATE-CERTIFIED RESULTS SHOWED HART LOSING BY SIX VOTES TO MILLER-MEEKS OUT OF MORE THAN 400-THOUSAND BALLOTS THAT WERE CAST.

HART FILED A PETITION WITH THE U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION INSTEAD OF TAKING THE MATTER TO COURT, CLAIMING THERE WERE AT LEAST 22 CAST BALLOTS THAT HAD NOT BEEN INCLUDED IN THE DISTRICT-WIDE RECOUNT IN NOVEMBER.

HART SAYS AFTER MANY CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE SHE TRUSTS, SHE MADE THE DECISION TO END HER CHALLENGE.

MILLER-MEEKS ISSUED A STATEMENT, THANKING HART FOR HER DECISION.

SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING MIDWEST COMMON SENSE HAS AGAIN PREVAILED OVER PARTY POLITICS IN WASHINGTON AND THAT HART DID THE RIGHT THING BY WITHDRAWING HER REQUEST THAT WASHINGTON PARTISANS OVERRULE THE VOICES OF 400,000 IOWANS.