Drafting Dandekar

Todd Dorman
Published: April 23 2013 | 7:59 am - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 2:22 pm in

There's a website up seeking to draft former state Sen. Swati Dandekar, D-Marion, as a candidate for Congress in the 1st District. She's currently a member of the Iowa Utilities Board, a good-paying gig that I'm skeptical she'd drop to run.

Dandekar left the state Senate to take that post, opening the door for Sen. Liz Mathis, D-Robins, to win the seat representing much of Marion. Mathis announced a few weeks ago that she's not running for Congress. Quite a few Democrats are looking for a woman to run for the 1st District seat, opened up by Rep. Bruce Braley's decision to run for the U.S. Senate. Iowa has never elected a woman to Congress.

Not sure yet who is behind the site. I'll update when I know more.

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