Trump names Matthew Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney from Iowa, as acting attorney general

Whitaker, an Iowa native, also made two failed bids for state office, running once for state treasurer and then for U.S. Senate. During his bid for a Senate seat, Whitaker listed ultraconservative Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) as inspirations, according to The Des Moines Register.

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