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June 3, 2014, primary results

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  2. 2.0 2.1 KMALand, "Ernst still undecided on Senate bid," May 23, 2013 (dead link)
  3. Des Moines Register, "Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker pursues open Senate seat," May 6, 2013
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