IA Rep. King says he's closer to making decision on potential Senate run
Rep. Steve King says he hopes to make a decision on running for Senate in the next few weeks.
ESTHERVILLE, Iowa (KTIV) -
Iowa Representative Steve King says he's closer to making a decision on whether to run for the U.S. Senate.
After a town hall forum in Estherville Saturday, we asked King what factors he's weighing as he decides whether to run for Senator Tom Harkin's seat in 2014.
Influencing that decision, King admitted was fellow Congressman Tom Latham's decision not to throw his hat into the ring.
"It's one less huge factor involved. Some of the question is, is it going to take a lot of money? I think we can raise the money. Building the organization to accomplish this is the question. And we'll get to an answer on that, but it'll be first analytical, and then it'll be the gut. And does the gut agree with the head, and does the heart agree with the head and the gut?" said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.
Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds says she's also considering a Senate bid. King says he wants to talk to Reynolds before he makes his decision, but says she's been out of the country and unavailable to meet.
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