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Iowa Secretary of State Schultz to run for Congress

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COUNCIL BLUFFS (KWWL) - Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz says he'll run for Congress, announcing he'll run for Iowa's Third Congressional District.  The seat is currently held by Republican Tom Latham, who will retire.

In a statement, Schultz says, “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.”

Shortly after word of Schultz's Congressional campaign, came another campaign announcement, this time from Paul Pate.  Pate will run for the Republican nomination for Iowa Secretary of State in Schultz's absence, a position he already held from 1995 to 1999.

Pate also served in the Iowa Senate from 1989 to 1995 and was mayor of Cedar Rapids from 2002 to 2006.

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