Ex-U.S. Attorney Whitaker makes it official, joins race for U.S. Senate seat in Iowa

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Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 12:00 am

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — The Republican battle for an open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa next year picked up steam Monday as former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker formally announced his plans to run.

Speaking at a press conference here, Whitaker said he would seek the seat being vacated by retiring five-term Sen. Tom Harkin, a Democrat. Whitaker said he wants to reduce government spending and “restore our country to greatness.”

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