A key Republican Party insider expects three Iowa G-O-P office holders who've been mentioned as potential candidates for the U.S. Senate to decide against running.
Doug Gross, a former chief of staff for Republican Governor Terry Branstad, talked politics during an appearance on this weekend's "Iowa Press" program on Iowa Public Television.
Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey have confirmed they're considering a run for the U.S. Senate, too, but Gross doesn't think either will.
Democratic Senator Tom Harkin announced in late January that he will not seek re-election in 2014. In early February, Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley (BRAY-lee) announced he would run for the seat.
Gross ran for governor in 2002, losing to Democrat Tom Vilsack. His advice to whomever decides to run: be prepared to work hard.
Gross formally announced his candidacy on March 4th of that year, just three months before the primary.
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