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Mary Ann Hanusa rules out running in IA-03

by: desmoinesdem

Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 11:18:47 AM CST

Republican State Representative Mary Ann Hanusa confirmed yesterday that she will seek a third term in the Iowa House rather than running for Congress in the open third district.

"It's an honor to have people ask me to consider running for Congress, and I did consider it, but it's not the right time to make that run."

No surprises there. The field of Republican candidates in IA-03 already includes Secretary of State Matt Schultz, who formerly was a city council member in Hanusa's home town of Council Bluffs. Hanusa was easily re-elected in 2012, even though President Barack Obama won more votes than Mitt Romney in Iowa House district 16. She will have no trouble winning again in a midterm year. Why give up a safe Iowa House seat for a longshot bid to be her party's Congressional nominee?

Hanusa's decision indicates that the IA-03 Republican primary will be an all-male affair unless Governor Terry Branstad's legal counsel Brenna Findley takes a shot at it. I expect Findley to stay out, although she could credibly claim to have moved the needle on some key conservative issues in her current job. In addition to Schultz, David Young, Joe Grandanette, Monte Shaw, and Robert Cramer have announced plans to run in IA-03. State Senator Brad Zaun is likely to join the race soon.

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