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The GOP campaign will continue for Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

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Location: Ottumwa, IA

Dr. Miller-Meeks, an Ophthalmologist, was nominated by the Republican Party to run for the U.S. House in Iowa's Second Congressional District.

She will now face incumbent Representative Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) in November for the second time. Dr. Miller-Meeks ran against Congressman Loebsack in 2008.

In Tuesday's primary she received over 50 percent of the return, with nearly 19,000 votes...surpassing Steve Rathje, Christopher Reed and Rob Gettemy.

On Wednesday evening, her campaign hosted a "Supporter Appreciation" party at the Hotel Ottumwa. She said she is "delighted to have a decisive win" and is ready to "take on the issues."

KTVO asked Dr. Miller-Meeks about what she plans to do differently from the 2008 campaign.

"I'm not working full time so I'm able to get out and meet people more and campaign harder. We're also able to transit the district more easily. We certainly can build on the successes we had in 2008 and I think we're going to find that we've already got a great grassroots organization going forward. So we're just going to be a formidable opponent for Dave Loebsack," Dr. Miller-Meeks said.

She added that her campaign has just invited Representative Dave Loebsack for a formal debate in all 15 counties of the Second Congressional District. Dr. Miller-Meeks says that the issues that Iowans are facing need to be discussed publicly.

Dr. Miller-Meeks or the Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate, Roxanne Conlin, could be Iowa's first female representatives in Washington, D.C.

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