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Ice Buckets in Iowa

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken over the Internet in recent weeks and has now made its way into the race for Iowa attorney general.

Republican candidate Adam Gregg nominated his opponent, incumbent Attorney General Tom Miller, to either dump a bucket of ice-cold water on his head or donate $100 to the ALS Association, which raises money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — research and helps provide funding for patient assistance and services.

Because it has become common practice for participants to both subject themselves to the freezing water and donate to the cause, the ALS Associate has reported raising more than $22 million since July 29. (Some pro-life leaders have raised concerns over their funding of embryonic stem-cell research.)

In response to Gregg’s nomination, Miller responded, posting to his Facebook page, “Thanks for the nomination Adam Gregg for Iowa Attorney General, but we opted to go with ‘or’ in the #icebucketchallenge and donated to the cause.”

Looks like we won’t be seeing the Iowa attorney general’s name added to the growing list of elected officials who have participated in the viral trend.

Reacting to the post, Gregg replied, “I guess his bucket of ice will have to come from Iowa voters in November.”

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