Lykam feeling the heat
As noted on the "Iowa's First" blog, a go-to source for information on Iowa's hot 1st district senate race, the Iowa 85th house district race is also attracting some bigfoot national attention, as documented in this Ed Tibbetts piece in the QC Times.
Republicans smell blood in their attempt to defeat Democratic two term incumbent Jim Lykam of Davenport. Bill Frist, (who Frank Rich recently referred to correctly as perhaps the most craven politician in D.C.) has made appearances to raise funds for Lykam's opponent, political newbie Roby Smith, also of Davenport, and Smith has recieved campaign dough from Mitt Romney's PAC as well.
Looks like this is shaping up as another hard fought Iowa battle.