- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former Gov. Chet Culver says he won’t run for elected office this year.

The Democrat told The Des Moines Register (https://dmreg.co/1j6aarc ) in a statement Wednesday that people have encouraged him to run for office but he’s decided not to be a candidate in 2014.

Culver served two terms as secretary of state and a single term as governor before losing his re-election bid to Terry Branstad in 2010.

Some thought Culver might seek the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional District after incumbent Republican Rep. Tom Latham announced he would retire.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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