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Iowa governor candidates focus on perceived front-runner

State Sen. Nate Boulton and union organizer Cathy Glasson took jabs at Hubbell, a retired businessman, during the Wednesday night debate hosted by Iowa Public Television.

Posted: May 17, 2018 10:51 AM

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Democrats vying to be Iowa's next governor lobbed criticism at perceived front-runner Fred Hubbell during a televised debate that largely was driven by policy discussions.

State Sen. Nate Boulton and union organizer Cathy Glasson took jabs at Hubbell, a retired businessman, during the Wednesday night debate hosted by Iowa Public Television.

Boulton questioned Hubbell's current skepticism toward tax credits, noting he previously supported such credits. Glasson criticized a past campaign donation Hubbell made to a Republican lawmaker who later supported a fetal heartbeat abortion bill.

Also debating were former state party chairwoman Andy McGuire, former party chairman John Norris and former Iowa City mayor Ross Wilburn. If no Democrat receives at least 35 percent of the primary votes, the nomination would be decided at a state convention.

Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds is unopposed for the GOP nomination. Two Libertarians are also running.

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