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Iowans’ fight for return to Congress echoes presidential race

Representatives in a tight battle after loss of seat

CRESTON, Iowa — As the sun lowered behind a nearby barn, US Representatives Tom Latham and Leonard L. Boswell nipped at each other with unconcealed disdain fomented through months of negative advertisements and campaign miles.

The setting, a tiny radio station more or less in an open field, could not have felt farther from Washington and the race for the presidency.

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