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Mike Franken Wants To Bring 37 Years Of Military Service To U.S. Senate

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Rear Adm. Mike Franken, Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Secretary of the Navy, left, speaks with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

Iowa has a primary election on June 2, and Iowa Public Radio is featuring profiles of the Democrats who are running to take on Republican U.S. Senator Joni Ernst in November. 

Mike Franken is a former U.S. Navy Vice Admiral.  The Sioux Center native now lives in Sioux City, and is making his first run for political office.