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Roske Ends Independent Bid

The filmmaker said he will return to the media business.

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Zach C. Cohen
Jan. 2, 2018, 10:22 a.m.

Filmmaker Brent Roske (I) “announced Tuesday he has ended his campaign. In a statement, Roske said he was proud to run on issues such as universal health care and clean water, but he also cited the challenges associated with running as an independent. … He said in his statement that he plans to re-enter the media world.”

Roske: “In Iowa politics you can be an Independent until you announce your candidacy, and then people want you to pick a side.” (Des Moines Register)

GUY WHO *IS* RUNNING. State Rep. Sharon Steckman (D) endorsed state Sen. Nate Boulton (D). (Mason City Globe Gazette)

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