FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2010, file photo, Iowa Democratic Senatorial candidate Roxanne Conlin speaks to reporters following an appearance on Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press" in Jo

 

              FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2010, file photo, Iowa Democratic Senatorial candidate Roxanne Conlin speaks to reporters following an appearance on Iowa Public Television
FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2010, file photo, Iowa Democratic Senatorial candidate Roxanne Conlin speaks to reporters following an appearance on Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press" in Johnston, Iowa. Iowa was among the first states to legalize gay marriage and served as the liftoff site for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, but in other arenas the state isn’t quite so progressive _ it’s also one of just two states to never elect a woman governor, senator or member of Congress. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)