Some eastern Iowa Democrats will meet Monday night to choose their candidate for the state senate. Senate District 49 includes all of Clinton County, plus parts of eastern and northeastern Scott County.
It has been represented by Democrat Rita Hart from Wheatland, but she's giving up the seat to run for lieutantant governor, with Fred Hubbell who's running for governor.
A state Democratic party spokeswoman says there's only one declared candidate so far - Patti Robinson from Clinton - but other nominations are possible Monday night.
The District 49 nominating convention begins at 7 pm, in DeWitt, at the offices of the Clinton County Democratic Party.