Democrat Sherzan to Run in 3rd District

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By Aaron Hepker

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — West Des Moines Democrat Mike Sherzan is announcing his candidacy for U.S. House in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District.

The 61-year-old financial services broker's announcement in a Monday press statement makes him the first 2014 candidate for the district, which includes Polk County and all of southwest Iowa.

Ten-term Republican Rep. Tom Latham of Clive was elected in November to the seat. Latham is considering a bid for U.S. Senate. A Latham Senate campaign would likely prompt other Democrats to consider running for his House seat.

Sen. Tom Harkin's decision to retire at the end of 2014 has already prompted 1st District Rep. Bruce Braley to give up his U.S. House seat to seek higher office. Braley, a four-term Democrat from Waterloo, announced his candidacy for Harkin's Senate seat on Thursday.

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