U.S. Senate candidate David Young changes gears, will run for Congress instead
David Young, the former staffer to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley who has been running for the last year as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, is shifting gears and now will run for the U.S. House in 2014.
Young, who owns a home in Van Meter, told the Des Moines Register on Thursday that he will vie for the open seat representing Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.
The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Tom Latham, a 10-term Republican incumbent who is retiring at the end of his term.
In an exclusive interview, Young said when he began pondering a run for elective office he had the 3rd in mind, assuming that Latham would run for the Senate seat opened by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s retirement in 2014.