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DES MOINES, Iowa–Fred Hubbell chose Des Moines. Kim Reynolds opted for Sioux Center in the final campaign rallies on the eve of the election for Iowa’s next governor.

Reynolds, a Republican who became governor when Terry Branstad left to become the U.S. Ambassador to China, rallied in northwest Iowa, an area where traditionally Republicans do well. It is part of the Fourth Congressional District where registered Republicans outnumber registered Democrats by 70,000 people, according to the Iowa Secretary of State’s office. U.S. Representative Steve King, an 8-term incumbent from Kiron, joined Reynolds at the rally.

Hubbell, a Des Moines Democrat and retired businessman making his first run for public office, rallied with the party’s other statewide candidates in downtown Des Moines. Democrats have a 34,000 registered voter advantage over Republicans in Polk County.

 

Des Moines, IOWA — You may have noticed political campaigns trying to reach you by way of robocalls, but now there’s an app for that. If you are getting unwanted calls, whether they’re coming from politicians, telemarketers, spammers or wherever…”RoboKiller” answers those calls for you. Then, a robot talks back to the spammers and wastes their time, as a way of getting revenge.

“We’ve made some funny ones,” said Ethan Garr, Vice President of Product for TelTech. “We`ve made a Hillary and Trump impersonator one. We have one guy who’s dealing with a gazelle running around his apartment. You can even make your own, and once you get the recordings of these conversations, between our answer bots and the telemarketers, you can actually share them with your friends, share them on Facebook. So, you can have a lot of fun with it as well.”

According to RoboKiller’s Robocall Data Tracker, there were well over five billion robocalls placed to Americans in the month of October.