With the retirement of Tom Harkin, Iowa Republicans are jockeying for position for a run at their party’s nomination to take that seat. Rep. Steve King seems to be the leading candidate if he chooses to run, but if he doesn’t he could be replaced by someone even crazier, right wing talk show host Steve Deace:
Iowa radio host Steve Deace will look seriously at running for Senate if conservative Rep. Steve King passes.
The nationally-syndicated commentator, who fashions himself a “conservative blowtorch,” put Karl Rove and Republican Gov. Terry Branstad on notice Thursday that no establishment-favored candidate will skate to the nomination – a warning that heightens the possibility of a bloody primary in a state the GOP must win in any realistic scenario to take the Senate next year.
“I think that it’s Steve King time to take the next step,” Deace told POLITICO. “Him running is sort of necessary to show that Karl Rove cannot pick our candidate. If King decides not to run, then I think it’s very important that someone who actually shares the principles that have made King so popular with conservatives across Iowa runs for that seat.”
Oh please. Pretty please.