- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A special election has been scheduled for a House seat that was vacated by an incoming state senator.

Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation Friday that directs a special election be held Jan. 31 for House District 89, which includes parts of Scott County in eastern Iowa.

The House seat was held by Democrat Jim Lykam, who resigned after winning a special election on Dec. 27 for the Iowa Senate.

The outcome of the race will not affect Republican majorities in either state chamber. The Iowa Legislature convenes Monday.

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