Democrat Pete D'Alessandro exploring congressional run in Iowa's 3rd District
Pete D’Alessandro, a Democratic political operative who ran U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign in Iowa, is exploring a run for Congress.
D’Alessandro is eying a run in Iowa’s 3rd District, which includes the Des Moines metro area and is currently represented by two-term Republican U.S. Rep. David Young.
He confirmed to the Des Moines Register on Tuesday that he is forming an exploratory committee with the Federal Elections Commission, a step that allows him to raise money for a potential run without formally announcing his candidacy.
“Over the course of the next few months, I will be traveling to all 16 counties in our district listening to everyday people, talking with activists, and engaging with community leaders to gather their views on the condition and the direction of the district and our country,” D’Alessandro said in a statement.