Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) said he's "ready" to run for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tom Harkin in a fundraising email Thursday, announcing that he is forming a campaign committee, the Quad-City Times reports. Braley is expected to be a frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.
Braley is sending the news in an email today, saying it’s a “big responsibility” to try to fill Harkin’s shoes.
“But if you are willing to help me, I’m ready to go,” he said in the email, which was obtained by the Quad-City Times…
Jeff Link, a senior adviser, said today Braley will begin raising money immediately and he will be reaching out to Iowans to talk about veterans and small business issues and middle-class tax cuts. A more formal announcement will come “down the road,” Link said.