20140102-223936.jpgIowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced on Facebook yesterday morninthat he will announce his decision about whether or not he will run in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District Race next week.

Friends, I have received a lot of support and encouragement as I have considered becoming a candidate for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. Next week, I will be making an important and exciting announcement about this race and my future plans to fight for Iowa. Stay tuned to this page and sign up at VoteMattSchultz.com to stay up to date.

I don’t know about you, but this to me sounds like he’ll be throwing his hat in the ring. If so he’ll join Des Moines teacher Joe Grandanette and David Young who is dropping out of the U.S Senate to run for the seat that is now open after Congressman Tom Latham announced he was not running for reelection. It’s likely that State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale), who ran for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District against former Congressman Leonard Boswell in 2010, will also join the race.

Update – 1/7/14: On Thursday, January 9th at 10:30 AM, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz will hold a press conference in Council Bluffs, IA to discuss his plans for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.  It will be held at the Council Bluffs City Hall.

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

7 comments
  1. Looking forward to the debates. Mr. Schultz, explain your views on the farm bill. “Voter ID.”
    Should we intervene in Syria? “Voter ID.”

    1. Oh come on John, I’ve heard the guy talk about numerous issues. Voter ID was his primary issue in the Secretary of State race, it won’t be in a Congressional race.

      1. Maybe so, but not from when I’ve heard him at GOP events. Point is: Schultz is identified with one, very narrow set of issues and his (very real) popularity with the GOP base is on those issues. He’ll need to expand beyond that to run a general election race in a competitive open seat, maybe even to get through the primary.

  2. it’s the Democrats who are rabid about voter ID – not Matt Schultz. He’s simply doing his job and trying to enforce the laws. Especially that most important one of all – the right to a legal vote.

      1. Wanting something and willing to pay for something are two different things. To implement voter id while insuring everyone’s right to vote will cost lots of money, because if one person is deprived their right to vote, then voter id fails.

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