Dem Retired Navy Admiral To Challenge Chuck Grassley

The Des Moines Register reports:

Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Franken will run for the U.S. Senate, setting up what could become a competitive Democratic primary fight with former U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer.

Though he has never held elected office, Franken enters the race with some statewide name recognition after competing in the 2020 Democratic Senate primary. Along with announcing his campaign, he released a list of endorsements from 21 elected officials and party activists Thursday.

He told the Des Moines Register in an interview that he felt called to seek the party’s nomination a second time to try to help clear the dysfunction in Washington.

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