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  Culver making a run for Congress?
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AuthorKathie Obradovich
MediaNewspaper - Des Moines Register
News DateThursday, January 22, 2015 04:20:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer Gov. Chet Culver, four years out of office and largely out of the public eye, is considering a run for Congress, perhaps as soon as 2016.

I've heard Democrats wonder aloud about Culver: What is he thinking? So, I asked him. He gave me a call on Wednesday after a run to pick up his kids — his wife's car died, he said.

What may surprise some Iowans is he's not just eyeing the 3rd Congressional District, where he currently lives in Des Moines. Culver, a Democrat, is also weighing the possibility of running in the 1st Congressional District.

"Well, you know, we do have family roots in Cedar Rapids and McGregor, and I spent a lot of time as a kid in northeast Iowa," Culver said in an interview. His father, former U.S. Sen. John Culver, grew up in Cedar Rapids and was elected to Congress from there in 1964.
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