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Iowa Senate leader resigns after video shows him kissing lobbyist

Iowa State Senator and Majority Leader Bill Dix has resigned after a video that appears to show Dix kissing a statehouse lobbyist in a Des Moines bar, was posted to the Iowa Starting Line.

"I believe he made the right decision for himself and for his district, but most importantly, I believe he made the decision in the best interest of his family."
Statement from Senate President Jack Whitver

Why it matters: The video poses a potential conflict of interest, as a lobbyist could attempt to influence the married majority leader on matters of public policy. The party plans to hold an election for his replacement on Wednesday.