FIRST DISTRICT: Rathje To Run For Congress

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A republican businessman announced he will run for congress in 2014.

Steve Rathje of Cedar Rapids is the first republican to declare candidacy for Iowa’s first district.

Representative Bruce Braley will give up the seat to run for Senate.

Rathje briefly ran against Braley in the last election, but ended up dropping his bid.

The first-district seat represents 20 counties in northeastern Iowa.