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Rep. Braley statement on Harkin's decision


U.S. Representative Bruce Braley issued a statement on Sen. Tom Harkin's decision to not run for re-election in 2014.  The 1st District Democrat from Waterloo has been speculated to be a candidate for U.S. Senate once Harkin decided to step down.


"Senator Harkin's retirement is a huge loss for the people of Iowa. For over 30 years, Tom Harkin has been a progressive force in Washington. He's dedicated his life to strengthening the middle class and standing up for people without a voice, and his life's work, particularly with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Affordable Care Act, leaves a legacy that few will ever match.


"I'm proud to call Tom Harkin a friend and a mentor. His tireless work ethic and unceasing concern for everyday Iowans will be missed in Congress. Carolyn and I wish Tom and Ruth the best as they embark on their next challenge together."

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