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Ras Smith chooses not to seek fourth term in Iowa statehouse

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Representative Ras Smith announces he's suspending his campaign for Governor of Iowa

WATERLOO, Iowa (Iowa's News Now) — Representative Ras Smith announced today that he is suspending his campaign for Governor of Iowa. His full statement is as follows:. When my team and I launched my campaign for governor last summer, we invited all Iowans to join our movement with the message “come as you are.” We believe that there is a place for everyone in our collective vision for the future of Iowa.
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Democrat Ras Smith suspends campaign for Iowa governor

WATERLOO, Iowa — Democrat Ras Smith announced Tuesday he is suspending his campaign for Iowa governor. Smith currently represents Iowa House District 62 at the statehouse, which covers the northern part of Waterloo. He's held that position since 2017 and has run unopposed since the 2016 elections. Smith made...
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Rep. Ras Smith suspends Iowa gubernatorial campaign

WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG) - State Representative Ras Smith on Wednesday announced the suspension of his campaign for governor. The Waterloo-native formally opened his campaign for governor in June 2021. Smith is in his third term serving District 62, which covers part of Black Hawk County. “Unfortunately, this process has also...
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Democrat Ras Smith withdraws from 2022 governor race

Rep. Ras Smith has suspended his campaign for Iowa governor. The Waterloo Democrat announced Wednesday that his seven-month campaign had revealed “a drastic disconnect between the current political system and the people.”. “I have come to the heartbreaking conclusion that there are barriers that one campaign cannot overcome, no...
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Ras Smith Suspends Campaign for Governor

WATERLOO, Iowa – State Rep. Ras Smith, D-Waterloo, announced on Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign for governor. “When my team and I launched my campaign for governor last summer, we invited all Iowans to join our movement with the message ‘come as you are.’ We believe that there is a place for everyone in our collective vision for the future of Iowa,” he said in a released statement. “And over the past seven months, you have welcomed me into your homes, your communities, your struggles, and your aspirations. You have allowed me to come as I am, and it’s been a privilege. Knowing you better has helped me to know Iowa better and love Iowa more. It has reaffirmed for me the magnitude of mission-driven work that lies ahead to ensure Iowa is a state where all of us can not just survive – but thrive.”
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Ras Smith ends his run for Democratic nomination in 2022 governor’s race

DES MOINES, Iowa — State Representative Ras Smith is ending his campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2022 Iowa gubernatorial race. Smith, a Waterloo Democrat, announced his campaign last June. He announced his intentions to end his campaign with a lengthy message sent out to supporters on Wednesday morning. It reads: When my team […]
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‘There are barriers that one campaign cannot overcome’: Ras Smith ends his run for governor

Rep. Ras Smith announced on Wednesday morning he had suspended his campaign for Iowa governor. In June, Smith became the first Democrat to launch a campaign for his party’s 2022 nomination. Smith began with an optimistic tone that colored his six-month-long campaign, appealing for unity across social and ideological divisions based on shared experiences as Iowans.
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