Republican Leach endorses Democrat Bohannan in 1st Congressional District race


Longtime Iowa Congressman Jim Leach, a Republican, endorsed Democrat Christina Bohannan in her bid against Republican Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Iowa’s first congressional district race. The district covers much of the area Leach represented for three decades.

The Quad-City Times first reported that Leach changed his voter registration from Republican to Democrat to vote for Bohannan.

“Today, the Republican Party that I spent so many years with has really let the country down,” Leach said in a press release from the Bohannan campaign.

Bohannan said going against the party was something she knew well. She unseated long-term Democratic incumbent Vicki Lensing for her Iowa House seat in 2020.

I ran against a 20-year incumbent of the Democratic Party when I thought that neither the Republicans or Democrats were doing all they could…

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