Skip to content

CQ Photo

Leonard Boswell (Getty)

Republican Michael Mahaffey once lost a very close open-seat House race to Democrat Leonard L. Boswell in Iowa’s 3rd District, and he has been waiting patiently for the right opportunity to pursue a rematch.

Very patiently.  

Mahaffey, who lost an open-seat race to Boswell in 1996, told CQ Politics that he is thinking of giving it another go next year — 14 years after their original showdown.  

Mahaffey said he plans to make a decision about the 2010 race by Labor Day.

Recent Stories

Four spending bills readied for House floor amid stopgap uncertainty

Menendez rejects New Jersey Democrats’ calls to resign after indictment

Photos of the week ending September 22, 2023

Dressing down — Congressional Hits and Misses

Menendez indictment comes with Democrats playing 2024 defense

Sen. Bob Menendez and wife indicted on federal bribery charges