Democratic leaders nationally and in Iowa are making it clear that they would like to recruit former Governor and US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (D) into the Senate race in order to challenge first-term incumbent Joni Ernst (R). The former Governor and cabinet secretary, however, was vague when asked about his intentions, if not incomprehensible. As reported in many places, Mr. Vilsack responded that, “the door’s not open, closed, shut. I don’t even know where the door is.” It appears apparent that Mr. Vilsack, who was last on the Iowa ballot in 2002, is less than committed to making another statewide run.
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