State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R), son of state GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann, confirmed he’s considering challenging Rep. Dave Loebsack (D) in 2018. “I wouldn’t rule it out, but I’m not ready launch an exploratory committee,” he said.
“Among others considered as potential candidates are Jeff Kaufmann,” state Sens. Roby Smith and Mark Lofgren “and Gov. Terry Branstad’s chief of staff Michael Bousselot.” (Quad-City Times)