First District Congressman Bruce Braley is the only Democrat running for retiring Senator Tom Harkin’s U.S. Senate seat. A November poll found only slightly more Iowans have a favorable than unfavorable view of him. The poll finds even closer numbers for Republican candidate Mark Jacobs, although more than half of those polled don’t know enough about Jacobs yet to have an opinion.
Jacobs said he wanted to build Iowa’s trust in his politics the same way he has always done in business, by getting to know people and find out what he can do to help.
Jacobs added that the way politics work and the way businesses are run are very similar and he believes his background in making business deals will greatly help him to work in a bipartisan manner to broker deals.
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