Sunday, August 27, 2006


Yepsen discusses Harkin '08

Yepsen has his first look at the race for Senate against Tom Harkin in '08. In a nutshell, he doesn't think Congressmen King or Latham will run, and he's feeling bad enough for us that he went so far as to make his own suggestion, WH Pol. Dir Sara Taylor. Johnson County even got a mention (so when we get Steve King here for an event, we gotta be sure we send David an invite):
King is a lot of things, but stupid isn't one of them. He knows he can sit in
the U.S. House for as long as he wants. While his conservative base in western
Iowa is a good one, he would face a harder sell with more moderate and liberal
voters in vote-rich eastern Iowa. (Please reserve me a seat for any King
campaign appearances in Johnson County.)
Interestingly, not even a mention of the one person publicly considering the race, Johnson County resident Steve Rathje.

UPDATE: State 29 takes on the issue.

UPDATE2: And of course Krusty and his commenters have joined in.