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Rathje forms Congressional exploratory committee

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A Cedar Rapids businessman is considering a run for Congress. Steve Rathje announced Wednesday the formation of an exploratory committee for a run at the newly created First Congressional District.

Rathje is the CEO of International Procurement Service, Inc., a company based in Iowa. He calls himself a fiscal conservative.

Forming an exploratory committee opens the door for Rathje to raise funds for a political campaign.

Rep. Bruce Braley and Rep. Dave Loebsack, both Democrats, are currently in the newly created First Congressional District. Loebsack has announced he will move to Johnson County to run in the newly created Second Congressional District.

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