(Des Moines) Congressman Tom Latham made it official today. He’s not running for the U.S. Senate seat that’s up for grabs with the retirement of Democrat Tom Harkin. In an email to supporters, Latham said the prospect of a senate campaign was “appealing,” But he says that he decided it was more important to stay in Congress and work rather than campaign.
“I am trying everything I can to work on the budget problems we have here in Washington and I don’t want that kind of distraction,” stated Latham.
Latham says he met with the other Republican Congressman who’s been talked about in the race…Steve King…briefly to let him know about his decision. So far, the only announced Democratic candidate is Congressman Bruce Braley, of Waterloo.
Iowa Radio Network
February 28, 2013