Democrat Brad Anderson, who managed President Obama's re-election campaign in Iowa, announced his 2014 bid for Iowa Secretary of State on Thursday, Radio Iowa reports:
“Today marks the first step in a long, but important campaign,” Anderson said during a statehouse news conference. “…We take our right to vote seriously. We help pick American presidents and we even invented the computer, but recently too many eligible voters have been intimidated, our state’s technology has gone dormant and our tax dollars have been wasted on fruitless investigations. We can and must do better, which is why I’ve made the decision to run for Iowa Secretary of State.”
Anderson told reporters he launched his campaign early with the advice of former Gov. Tom Vilsack and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA).