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Jeff Danielson staying in State Senate, won't seek higher office

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Sen. Jeff Danielson says he will not be seeking a higher office than the Iowa Senate in 2014, despite calls for him to run for U.S. congressional office. Sen. Jeff Danielson says he will not be seeking a higher office than the Iowa Senate in 2014, despite calls for him to run for U.S. congressional office.
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Sen. Jeff Danielson says he will not be seeking a higher office than the Iowa Senate in 2014, despite calls for him to run for U.S. congressional office.

Danielson said Tuesday he had received overwhelming support to run for Congress in 2014.

"It's been overwhelming for an Iowa kid from humble beginnings," said Danielson.

Danielson went on to say he will remain in the Cedar Valley to work and spend time with his family.

"I have obligations to family, work and community here in the Cedar Valley that I enjoy and want to devote my energy to at this moment in time," added Danielson.

In a press release sent Monday night, Danielson had originally implied he may be retiring, saying "I will not be seeking any office during the 2014 elections."

He then clarified in a text message to KWWL that he was not retiring from the State Senate.

"There is some confusion," Danielson wrote. "I'm not retiring, just not running for higher office in 2014! Staying in Senate."

 

 

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