Iraq Army vet to challenge Noem

A retired Army officer and Iraq War veteran plans to challenge Rep. Kristi Noem in the 2014 election.

Corinna Robinson served 25 years in the Army before retiring. She recently resigned as the anti-terrorism and force protection directorate at the Pentagon Force Protection Agency to run for Congress in her native South Dakota.

A formal announcement is forthcoming.

Robinson, a Democrat, said she was prompted in part because of a dysfunctional Congress that has resulted in furloughs, a partially closed government and threats to veterans.

"It’s very discouraging," she said. "It just seems like the parties can’t work together."

Robinson, 48, said she joined the Army at age 17. She spent 11 years in the enlisted ranks before earning a commission through officer candidate school. She retired as a major, spending most of her career in the military police, which included a tour in Iraq.

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