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State Rep. Ras Smith announces campaign for governor

State Representative Ras Smith announced he is running for Governor.

IOWA, USA — Democrat Ras Smith announced Tuesday morning he will be running for Governor of Iowa.

The announcement was posted to his Twitter page along with a video describing who he is and why he wants the position.

In his announcement, Smith used the slogan "Iowa's greatest days are ahead of us."

Smith, a Democrat, represents Iowa House District 62. The area includes Waterloo, Elk Run Heights, Evansdale and Raymond.  

He is the first Democrat to announce he is running against Gov. Kim Reynolds. 

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