Former state Senator and 2018 Lt. Governor nominee Rita Hart (D) announced that she will run in the 2nd Congressional District next year, attempting to succeed retiring Rep. David Loebsack (D-Iowa City). Ms. Hart is the first Democrat to come forward for the competitive open seat that should lean to her party. Previously, Osceola Mayor Thomas Kedley announced for the Republican nomination, and ex-US Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-IL), now a resident of Iowa, is expected to also soon declare his candidacy.
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