Former Iowa lawmaker, Rita Hart, announces run for Congress

(KWQC) - A former Iowa lawmaker is looking to go to Washington. Rita Hart just announced she is running for Congress.

The former Iowa State Senator announced Tuesday she was running for Iowa's Second Congressional District. That spot is being vacated by Congressman Dave Loebsack.

Hart is a farmer and former educator from Wheatland, Iowa.

She stepped down from the Senate to become the running mate of Fred Hubbell in his bid for Governor last fall.