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Dandekar Considering Run for Congress

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa Utilities Board says one of its members will continue to be "actively involved" with matters before the board but won't participate in substantive decisions on contested matters while she explores whether to run for Congress.
   Swati Dandekar announced Thursday she had formed an exploratory committee to consider seeking the Democratic nomination for Iowa's 1st Congressional District. Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley has opted not to seek re-election to the seat so he can run for U.S. Senate.
   The board says in a news release that Dandekar will limit her role and that the organization has contingency plans the enable it to perform its duties while she makes her decision about a congressional run.
   Republican Gov. Terry Branstad appointed Dandekar, of Marion, to serve on the utilities board in 2011.

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