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General election candidates

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: The Republican nomination was decided by a convention after none of the six candidates reached the 35 percent threshold in the primary required to make the general election ballot.[10][11]

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Considered but withdrew

Declined to run

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  2. Des Moines Register, "Elections chief Matt Schultz jumps into race for Congress," accessed February 5, 2014
  3. Facebook, "Matt Schultz," accessed January 28, 2014
  4. Roll Call, "Iowa Republican Drops Senate Bid, Will Run for Open House Seat," accessed January 2, 2014
  5. The Iowa Republican, "Grassley Chief of Staff David Young set to enter U.S. Senate race," May 23, 2013
  6. Des Moines Register, "State Sen. Brad Zaun: I’ll definitely enter 3rd Congressional District race soon," accessed January 22, 2014
  7. Iowa Republican, "Robert Cramer Announces his Candidacy for Congress," accessed February 3, 2014
  8. Des Moines Register, "GOP’s Robert Cramer jumps into Des Moines-area U.S. House race," accessed February 3, 2014
  9. KMA Land, "Shaw formally entering Congressional race this week," accessed February 3, 2014
  10. Quad City Times, "Iowa 3rd District GOP race will go to convention," accessed June 3, 2014
  11. Iowa Republican, "Shocker: David Young wins GOP Nomination on Fifth Ballot (VIDEO ADDED)," accessed June 23, 2014
  12. Des Moines Register "Democrat Staci Appel opts against challenging Tom Latham for Congress" accessed April 16, 2013
  13. Roll Call "Democratic Recruit Files to Challenge Latham #IA03" accessed July 9, 2013
  14. Roll Call, "DCCC uses inauguration to tout potential house recruits," January 22, 2013
  15. Omaha World Herald "Democrat to seek Iowa's 3rd District House seat" accessed February 28, 2012
  16. Daily Kos "Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: It begins: The first fundraising numbers of 2013 are here" accessed April 16, 2013
  17. Roll Call "Iowa: Democrat Sherzan Drops Bid to Challenge Latham" accessed July 9, 2013
  18. Des Moines Register, "One more woman in DM-area congressional race?," accessed February 4, 2014
  19. Des Moines Register, "GOP’s Brenna Findley rules out run for Congress this year," accessed February 4, 2014
  20. Des Moines Register, "State Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa will not run for Congress," accessed January 22, 2014