Former Iowa Governor and ex-US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (D) indicated over the weekend that he will not challenge US Sen. Joni Ernst (R) next year. Mr. Vilsack served two terms as Iowa’s Governor before going to Washington to serve in President Obama’s cabinet for the entire tenure of his Administration. During her husband’s time in Washington, Mr. Vilsack’s wife, Christie Vilsack, unsuccessfully challenged Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron/Sioux City) in 2012, losing 53-45%.
No Democrat has yet come forward to announce a 2020 Senate candidacy. It is possible that many prospective contenders were waiting for a signal from Mr. Vilsack. With his decision now public, we may soon see political action begin to brew.
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