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Walt Rogers dropping out of race for Braley's congressional seat

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State Representative Walt Rogers announced Thursday that he is dropping out of the race for Bruce Braley's congressional seat and will focus on his reelection bid for his State House seat.

“It is no secret that running for Congress requires an enormous amount of money, and raising money takes a lot of time. This week I missed a floor vote in the Iowa House for the first time, in order to attend a campaign fundraiser. While I thought I could balance running a Congressional campaign and my responsibilities in the Iowa House, it became apparent that I must choose between the two,” Rogers said in a written statement. “I am extremely proud of my work in the Iowa House; I believe it is the best place for me to continue to make a positive and immediate impact on the lives of Iowans.”

Rogers, who has served Black Hawk County since 2010, says he will file the paperwork for his reelection campaign next week.

Bruce Braley is not running for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives so he can run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Harkin when he retires.
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