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Miller wins another term as attorney general
With 961 precincts reporting, seven-term Democratic incumbent Tom Miller beat Republican opponent Brenna Findley to retain his position as Iowa Attorney General. Miller garnered 57 percent of the vote.
Findley, 34, formerly served as Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King’s chief of staff, and saw big-name endorsements from potential GOP 2012 presidential candidates including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
The race stayed close for a majority of the election because of aggressive campaigning from Findley, attacking Miller on controversial campaign donations and issues like repealing federal health care reform and the Iowa Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage legal in the state.
Miller was first elected into this seat in 1982.