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The following is an announcement regarding Democrat Rep. Ras Smith’s decision to run for Iowa Governor:

My name is Ras Smith and I am running for Governor because I believe that Iowa’s greatest days are ahead of us.

I love Iowa – it’s where my wife and I are raising our daughters, Iowa is where I love to hunt, coach, mentor, and farm.

I learned early in life that service to community is just ‘what you do.’ From training student athletes, to helping kids get their basic needs met and to counseling them, my calling to service has taught me we are stronger when we have each other’s backs.

Iowans deserve a governor who will embrace the challenges of today as opportunities to lead tomorrow. A governor, that when the days get long, will have your back. We deserve a government that is worthy of our work. And I believe this moment is our greatest opportunity for change.

In Iowa, we’re proud of the work that we do. I have faith that when we work together, when we use new eyes to look at old problems, we can build a state where everyone can succeed.


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