"There is a greater sense of optimism than there would have been two weeks ago," former state Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn said. "The question that's yet to be resolved is whether Republicans can take advantage."
Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive →
"Braley has had the luxury of messaging directly to general election voters, where our candidates are messaging to a narrow segment," former Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn told the AP.
Iowa GOP worried that primary focus will cost them in November →