Mark Jacobs will run against four other candidates in June's Republican primary.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
In the race for the Republican nomination for Tom Harkin's seat in the U.S. Senate, there's no shortage of candidates.
Five will face off in a June primary including Mark Jacobs.
The former CEO of Reliant Energy can boast bringing the company back from the brink of bankruptcy.
If elected, he says one of his top goals is to help create jobs, which he believes has not happened in the last five years.
"My view is that the government doesn't create jobs," said Jacobs. "That's the role of the private sector. But, the government does create an environment that makes growth in the private sector either easier or more difficult. I think this administration, every step along the way, and Congressman Braley has gone right along with it, has made growth in the private sector more difficult."
The Republican primary is June third.
On the ballot is Sam Clovis, Joni Ernst, Jacobs, Scott Schaben and Matt Whitaker.
The winner will face Bruce Braley, who is the only Democrat running for the seat.
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