Rep. Tom Latham, Iowa Republican, said he won't seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin.
OWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Board of Regents member worked behind the scenes to create a university institute honoring her husband, Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, and then pushed for its approval before two of the couple's allies left the board, according to an email obtained by The Associated Press.
Gov. Nikki Haley has ordered a special election to fill the congressional seat being vacated as Tim Scott becomes South Carolina's next senator.
Republicans and Democrats in state capitals across the country are talking ambitiously about what they will do next year with the unchecked power they amassed in the fall elections. In more states than not, one party now has full control of government.
Gov. Gary Herbert announced Friday that Utah will stick with its own existing health insurance exchange in hopes that the federal government will deem it acceptable under the health care overhaul.
This isn't the first time Republicans have tried to bail on the Iowa straw poll.
Sen. Marco Rubio, in a matter of days, leapfrogged from being one of Mitt Romney's reliable foot soldiers on the campaign trail to being a front-runner for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
In the days since Republicans lost an election many in the party thought was theirs, chatter has been bubbling about what the party should do to recover.
Sen. Marco Rubio says the way to turn around the nation's struggling economy is not to raise taxes on the wealthiest individuals but rather to make "poor people richer" as he visited this politically important state in a trip certain to stoke speculation about 2016.