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Rep. Loebsack statement on Harkin's decision

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Representative Dave Loebsack issued this statement regarding Senator Tom Harkin's decision not to run for re-election in 2014.  Rep. Loebsack represents the 2nd Congressional District in Iowa.

"Senator Harkin's tireless work has improved the well-being of Iowans for more than a generation. Senator Harkin has had a direct impact on the everyday lives of people all across the nation and the globe, not just in Iowa. From his advocacy to improving the lives of people with disabilities, to rewriting the way farmers conserve and protect their land to standing up for human rights, he has been a true leader and statesman. He has truly given a voice to those who are often not heard, rather than serving as a mouthpiece for the powerful and connected.

"His knowledge, compassion and fight cannot be replaced. He has long been my political hero and I have been honored to serve with him these past six years. Terry and I wish Tom and Ruth health, happiness and success in all their future endeavors."

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