Far left Democrat Iowa Senator Tom Harkin to retire
Tom Harkin is one for the most leftist Senators in the national, from a non-leftist state like Iowa. He has decided he wouldn’t run for re-election in 2014, opening up yet another change for Republicans to gain a Senate seat, and possibly flip the Senate. Of course, never underestimate the Republican’s ability to screw up a golden opportunity. Harkin is such as left wing nut that he supported Howard Dean in the 2004 election. Terry Branstad, the current governor would be strong challenger if he decided to run for the seat.
Steve King of course would be my choice, but the media in Iowa would try and ‘Palinize’ him.