DMR: Iowa state Rep. Abby Finkenauer files paperwork signaling run for Congress

Iowa state Rep. Abby Finkenauer filed paperwork Friday to become a candidate for Congress in Iowa’s 1st District.

But she’s not all-in on running yet, telling the Des Moines Register that she’s still formulating plans and will not make a formal announcement until after the legislative session ends this spring.

“I will spend the next few weeks talking with my family in Dubuque and Iowans throughout the 1st District,” Finkenauer said in a statement. “Should I decide to run and have the honor of being elected, I will take the values I learned from my family and my experiences growing up in a blue-collar community to Washington.”