Iowa Democrat to Challenge Grassley

Posted August 12, 2009 at 10:59am

A former Iowa state senator says he will announce a run against Iowa Republican Sen. Charles E. Grassley for his seat in 2010. Tom Fiegen, a bankruptcy lawyer, said he’s running because of economic concerns.

Tom Feigen, who is a bankruptcy lawyer, said he decided to run because of economic concerns. He plans to announce his candidacy on Friday.

“Most of my clients are family farmers and small business people and I am concerned about the current recession the level of unemployment,” Fiegen said.

His economic platform – what he calls “Fiegenomics” – would include the goals of an unemployment rate of less than 5 percent, health care overhaul that includes a public option and tighter regulation of the financial services industry.