Posted BY: Teresa | NwoReport
Iowa Democrat Attorney General Tom Miller has been defeated by Republican challenger Brenna Bird in a race that became closely watched by many in the state. The Associated Press called the race with Bird receiving 50.8% of the vote, while Miller received 49.2% of the vote.
The Democrat held the seat for 38 years and was the longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history. Bird, who was backed by many top Republicans in the state, credited law enforcement agents in her victory speech for her success.
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“We back the blue here in Iowa don’t we? And, tonight our success was due to the law enforcement support that we had. I’ll tell you what, I am looking forward to the next four years. We are going to back the blue, we are going to help crime victims. I’ll tell you what, I am looking forward to the next four years. We are going to back the blue, we are going to help crime victims,” Bird said.