Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced Wednesday that he won't be a candidate for the Senate in 2014, becoming the latest Republican to pass on a bid for retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin's seat.
In a tweet, Schultz said he intends to run for reelection.
I am humbled by all of the encouragement to run for Senate, but I love serving Iowans as Secretary of State... I intend to run for SOS
— Matt Schultz (@VoteMattSchultz) May 29, 2013
Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker says he is running. David Young has resigned as Sen. Chuck Grassley's chief of staff and is reportedly set to the enter the race as well. State Sen. Joni Ernst and businessman Ron Langston are possibilities.
On the Democratic side, Rep. Bruce Braley is expected to coast the Democratic nomination.