First Critical Ad Up In 3rd District Primary, Other Hits Surface

Just mid-last week, the campaigns of Jim Mowrer and Mike Sherzan were discussing a pledge to keep things positive for the remainder of the 3rd District primary. Whatever loose agreement they constructed quickly went out the window at the 3rd District debate last Wednesday, though the criticisms there of each other were relatively light. Democrats in the Des Moines/Council Bluffs district have wondered for a while if the candidates would begin criticizing each other, given that some believe that Sherzan and Mowrer could end up in a very tight race on election night. Today, however, the 3rd District race has moved into […]

Here’s How Each 3rd District Democrat Made Their Pitch To Beat David Young

The Johnston and Urbandale Democrats hosted the three hopefuls looking to take on David Young – Desmund Adams, Jim Mowrer and Mike Sherzan – for the Des Moines/Council Bluffs-based 3rd District. About four dozen local Democrats filled the seats at the Johnston Public Library, well-fed that evening with a large bounty of cookies from local volunteers. Local State House candidate Maridith Morris and State Senate candidate Miyoko Hikiji gave their campaign pitches before the forum kicked off. Tornadoes to the southwest of Des Moines threatened to possibly cut the night short, but the most severe weather held off (thankfully, as […]

Mike Sherzan Launches Campaign, Mowrer Releases More Endorsements

The Democrats’ race for the 3rd District nomination got a little more crowded today as West Des Moines businessman Mike Sherzan jumped into the race. Sherzan ran briefly for the seat back in 2013, and has been considering a new campaign for several months. We spoke with him on his thoughts for the 3rd last month. “My parents raised four children on my father’s salary as a salesman,” Sherzan said in a press release announcing his candidacy. “He taught us that if we worked hard, we could succeed. But today, many hardworking Iowa families are struggling to keep up. We […]

Mike Sherzan Eyes Potential 3rd District Run

Iowa Democrats may soon see a three-person primary for the 3rd Congressional District. Businessman Mike Sherzan is strongly considering a bid for the seat currently held by first-term Republican David Young. Jim Mowrer and Desmund Adams announced campaigns for the Democratic nomination earlier this year. “I’m at the exploratory phase of looking at this,” Sherzan told Starting Line when contacted today about his interest in the 3rd. “We’re in the process of talking with constituents and we’re getting some very positive interaction with them … We’re getting a lot of people that would actually like to see more people in […]