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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Whitaker says Obama care needs to be repealed immediately and replaced with a free market solution such as selling health insurance across state lines or allowing small businesses to band together for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.

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