The Democratic leadership’s second choice to oppose Sen. Joni Ernst (R) has also said no. Earlier, former Governor and ex-US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (D) said he would not return to Iowa to launch a US Senate challenge.
Once Mr. Vilsack made the decision not to run, the party leadership began attempting to convince freshman Rep. Cindy Axne (D-West Des Moines) to oppose Sen. Ernst. Yesterday, however, Rep. Axne announced that she will seek re-election to the House. Currently there are no officially announced Democrats in the Iowa Senate race.
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