10 months, 1 week ago by Bryan Nichols
Longtime Iowa Senator announced Saturday that he would not seek another term
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, turned Iowa politics upside down Saturday, announcing that he won’t seek another term in 2014.
The longtime force in the state said he came to the decision because he wanted to fulfill a promise to his wife, Ruth, and that after 40 years in Congress, it was time for him to give somebody else a turn.
Harkin, who is 73, has been in the Senate since 1985 and the U.S. Congress since 1975.
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