An Iowa historian is running as an independent to unseat six-term incumbent U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley.
Michael Luick-Thrams of Mason City says both major political parties are too married to ideology and can’t do what’s best for the country.
"We have to have real people with real problems within the halls of government. Be that farmers, or teachers, or labor unionists, or actors, or whoever it needs to be. But someone who’s not there to have a career in politics," says Luick-Thrams.