Des Moines Lawyer Enters US Senate Race

Des Moines Lawyer Enters US Senate Race

On Monday, Matt Whitaker a lawyer from Des Moines threw his hat in the ring running for the Iowa U.S. Senate seat held by the retiring Tom Harkin.  Whitaker a Republican is a former U.S. attorney who wants to see the tax code simplified. He says the country has several problems including a run-away Internal Revenue Service among those that needs correcting.

Whitaker says agriculture is an important cog not only for the state’s economy but for the entire country. He says policy coming out of the nation’s capital needs to fit what farmers need.

Whitaker says Obama care needs to be repealed immediately and replaced with a free market solution such as selling health insurance across state lines or allowing small businesses to band together for purchasing power. Whitaker faces a primary challenge from former Grassley aide David Young.  Congressman Bruce Braley of Waterloo is the only announced Democrat for the seat.

Recent Headlines

in National

Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

in Agriculture

U.S. Pork Export Growth Potential in China and Japan

china map

Opportunities exist to further grow U.S. pork exports in both Japan and China. That’s the assessment of Iowa Pork Producers…

in Agriculture

Automated Trading Regulations Proposed by CFTC

stocks and markets

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has unanimously approved proposed rules known as Regulated Automated Trading or regulation A-T. These rules…

in Local

One Killed in Wrong Way Collision on Highway 50

Highway 50 accident 113015

The Yankton County Sheriff’s office says one person was killed in a head on collision on Highway 50, about five miles east of Yankton.

in Agriculture

WTO to Rule on Damages and Retaliation on COOL


The World Trade Organization will soon set the amount of retaliation Canada and Mexico will be allowed to seek against…