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SENATE SEAT: Two Republicans To Declare Candidacy

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Congressman Bruce Braley will soon have opponents in his run for the U.S. Senate.

David Young, the Chief of Staff to Senator Charles Grassley will fill his candidacy paperwork at a lunch at Randi’s Bar and Grill in Van Meter on Saturday.

Then Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker will officially announce his candidacy at a press conference at Accumold Corporations in Ankeny on Monday.

Both republican challengers will be up against democrat Bruce Braley for the seat that U.S. Senator Tom Harkin will vacate when he retires in 2014.

Whitaker grew up in Ankeny and played football for the Iowa Hawkeyes and was an Academic All-American.

Young grew up in Van Meter.