Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama will appear in Des Moines Friday to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley. A Braley campaign spokesman Jeff Giertz said yesterday that Obama and Braley will attend a rally at Drake University Friday afternoon. Braley, a four-term congressman from Waterloo, is locked a tight race against Republican Joni Ernst, a state lawmaker and officer in the Iowa National Guard from Red Oak.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is spending some of his overflowing campaign money on Illinois television, with the hope of carrying remote Lee County, one of two counties that have eluded the governor in his long career. The 67-year-old Republican seeking a sixth term acknowledges it is not a cost-effective move but hopes to highlight how the county’s economy has rebounded since his 2010 election.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa family is fighting the Des Moines school district’s refusal to enroll the Rwandan immigrant they are caring for because of questions about his immigration status. The district’s lawyer, Andrew Bracken, tells the Des Moines Register it appears that 16-year-old Habibu Moise Habienza’s legal residence remains with his family in Rwanda, so Des Moines won’t enroll him.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa county is suing a landowner to collect more than $1 million in unpaid taxes. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Black Hawk County filed the lawsuit against J.L. Watts Company in August over $1.048 million in unpaid property taxes.