Local Des Moines retired investment firm CEO Mike Sherzan , who lost to Iraq War veteran Jim Mowrer in the 2016 Democratic congressional primary, announced that he will enter the 2018 race against sophomore Rep. David Young (R-Van Meter/Des Moines). The 3rd District is marginal, particularly in statewide races, but has elected Republicans to the House since it was created in its current configuration back in 2011. President Trump carried the district 49-45%, but former President Obama took almost 52% here in 2012. Rep. Young was re-elected in November with a 53-40% margin over Mowrer.
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