Iowa Senate seat up for grabs as GOP Rep. Tom Latham declines run
Mr. Latham is a 10-term congressman who was widely thought to be a solid candidate for the retiring Mr. Harkin’s slot, The Associated Press reported. He announced Wednesday, however, he could not “in good conscience launch a two-year statewide campaign that will detract from the commitment” he made to constituents to fulfill his congressional duties back in November.
His decision opens the door to Rep. Steve King, however, AP reports. Mr. King, a strong conservative, said previously he was interested in the Senate seat — but not so much in a primary fight with Mr. Latham.
On Wednesday, Mr. King hadn’t yet settled on his next move.
“It’s too big a decision to be rushed,” he said in the AP report.
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