Tom Harkin was a relatively young man when he became a United States Senator from Iowa – he is now well into his seventies. This truly liberal stalwart has decided to retire at the expiration of his term, rather than win re-election again in 2014. Undoubtedly there was some frustration, but the man who is often credited as the author of the Americans with Disabilities Act had a lot of triumphs too.
This, for once, really is good news for Republicans as Harkin and a Democratic Hold was a virtual certain in if he did run, instead it is a now a possible GOP pick up.
Just think, Steve King, Iowa’s shame might give it a go.