"I applaud Tom's decision to fight for job creation and opportunity for more Iowans by running for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District. Tom has the leadership, vision and Main Street America solutions to combat Democrats' tax, borrow, and spend agenda that continues to discourage job creation in Iowa and across the nation," National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions said in a statement.
Latham starts off well ahead of Boswell in the cash race. According to first quarter filings due to the Federal Election Commission today, Latham took in an impressive $414,000 the past three months and has $984,000 in the bank. In comparison, Boswell raised just $144,000 and has only $173,000 cash on hand.
Iowa's new maps are causing some reshuffling in other parts of the state, too. Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack announced Thursday he'll move to run in the new 2nd District, avoiding a primary fight with fellow Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley. The new district boundaries put both their homes in the 1st District, but Loebsack currently represents most of the new territory and his home was just a few miles outside the boundary.
Updated at 1:59 p.m.