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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:12 PM

Dubuque Democrat Pat Murphy to Run for Congress

DES MOINES, Iowa – Former Iowa House Speaker Pat Murphy announced Wednesday that he is a candidate for Congress in Iowa’s 1st District in the 2014 election.

The Dubuque Democrat said he will seek the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Waterloo, who has announced plans to run for the U.S. Senate. Braley made that switch when Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Cumming, said he plans to retire in 2014 and not seek re-election to another six-year term.

“I feel excited about my opportunity to run for Congress,” Murphy said in an interview.

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