Gene Fraise (D-Ft.Madison) will not run for re-election to IA Senate in 2012

Yesterday's Burlington Hawkeye had a story that Gene Fraise will not seek re-election in 2012:

Friase decides not to seek eighth term

Sen. Fraise is 79 years old, and he has been in the Senate for 26 years.  Before that, he was a Lee County Supervisor.  Fraise has been known for his work on criminal justice and education.

One Repulican has announced that he will run for this seat – Lee County Supervisor Larry Kruse.

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    There should not be trouble recruiting a strong Democratic candidate in that district. It has a Democratic voter registration advantage of about 3,500. On the other hand, it includes some of the highest pockets of unemployment.