FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2010, file photo, Iowa Democratic Senatorial candidate Roxanne Conlin stands in front of supporters as she speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

              FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2010, file photo, Iowa Democratic Senatorial candidate Roxanne Conlin stands in front of supporters as she speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa.
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2010, file photo, Iowa Democratic Senatorial candidate Roxanne Conlin stands in front of supporters as she speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, 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)