Hubbell chooses Rita Hart as running mate in race for governor

Hubbell looks to rural eastern Iowa for his lieutenant governor.

Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell announced Saturday morning State Senator Rita Hart as his pick for lieutenant governor.

Hart, 62, was first elected in 2012 to represent Clinton County and parts of Scott County in the Iowa Senate. She hails from Wheatland, Iowa, a town of about 730 people.

Her rural roots will counter Hubbell’s Des Moines-area business background, and may reel in Eastern Iowa voters into a...

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