Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker is the first Republican to announce he’s running for the U.S. Senate in 2014.
He will try to win the seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Harkin.
Whitaker isn’t the only GOP candidate in the race, Ames attorney Paul Lunde is also running, but there could be another addition to the field soon. Monday, state senator Joni Ernst said she is considering running for the seat.
Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley was first to announce he’s running.