(Des Moines) Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Tom Harkin who has held the seat since 1984.
Northey announced Thursday that he can be “more effective serving Iowans as Secretary of Agriculture.”
Congressman Steve King and Red Oak Republican Joni Ernst are still considering a run for the seat. However, Ernst has stated that she will not run if King decides to throw his hat into the ring.
Congressman Bruce Braley is the lone Democrat in race.
May 3, 2013