Another Iowa Democrat has entered the primary race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst.
“Iowans need a senator who will go against the grain in Washington and do what is right for Iowans.”
Mike Franken said in an introductory video Monday that he's "not afraid to stand up for the proud progressive principles that Iowa Democrats share."
Franken retired from the U.S. Navy as a three-star admiral in October 2017.
His career included ship commands and years in senior policymaking, strategy, and planning roles for the Defense Department.