Add one more name to the Republicans in the 2014 race for a seat in the U.S. Senate. State Senator Joni Ernst of Red Oak is entering the race.
The 43-year-old Ernst launched a website Wednesday to reveal her plans.
She states there that Washington has failed Iowa residents, who "deserve better leadership."
Ernst serves in the Iowa National Guard. She was first elected to the state Senate in 2011 in a special election.
Other Republicans who have declared include former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker, Sioux City college professor Sam Clovis, attorney Paul Lunde and David Young, a former aide to Sen. Chuck Grassley. Businessman Mark Jacobs is exploring a run.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley is his party's only candidate.