THIRD DISTRICT: U.S. House Bid For Schultz

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Iowa’s Secretary of State has announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Republican Matt Schultz made the announcement Thursday in Council Bluffs. Schultz is running in the Third District, hoping to win the seat being vacated by Rep. Tom Latham. Latham announced in December he would not seek re-election.

“Fighting for the people of Iowa in the State Capitol has been an honor and privilege, but Washington is so broken, and so out of touch with main-street America, that I could no longer sit on the sidelines and watch as our children’s future was being mortgaged to pay for reckless policies today,” says Schultz.

Schultz has served as Iowa’s Secretary of State since January of 2011. Before that he served as a city councilman in Council Bluffs.