A brief announcement via Twitter from former College Republicans chair Dane Nealson in House District 45 in Ames.
The race against Democrat Beth Wessel-Kroeschell looks to be an uphill one. 45, the southern half of town, is the more Democratic of the two Ames districts. And, significant for a young candidate, redistricting moves the bulk of the Iowa State campus from 45 into the other Ames district, Lisa Heddens' House 46.
BW-K won by 1000 votes over a relatively high profile Republican, Karin Sevde, in the awful 2010 cycle, and by 2400 over the then-youthful Ryan Rhodes in 2008.