Rep. Steve King, the prom king of Wingnuttia High School (Michele Bachmann is prom queen, of course) has announced that he will not run for Sen. Tom Harkin’s open seat in 2014. And of course, he’s doing it purely for noble reasons, as he announced on Twitter:
I will not run for Senate in 2014. A Senate race takes me out of urgent battles in Congress that can’t wait until 2015. Many thanks to all.
“This week, I made a simple device to put toothpaste back in the tube But a device to put the Leftist genie back in the bottle is not so simple,” he said in a statement.
I’m sure this had nothing to do with internal polling showing that he wouldn’t do very well in the race. So who does that leave? A number of prominent Republicans have said they don’t plan to run. But whackjob right wing radio show host Steve Deace has said that if King chose not to run, he might jump into the race. That would be a whole lot of fun.