Iowa Rep. Latham will not seek re-election
Des Moines, Iowa: Iowa's 3rd Congressional District Rep. Tom Latham (R) announced yesterday that he will not seek re-election in 2014. Latham sent an email to supporters announcing his plans not to run.
"It is never a perfect time or a right time to step aside. But for me, this is the time. I want to share with you my decision that I will not be a candidate for any office in November of 2014."
Latham's announcement came as a surprise to many. He faced a tough re-election in 2012 when he was redistricted into the 3rd District and faced former Rep. Leonard Boswell, the incumbent heading into the election. Most recent, Latham was Gov. Terry Branstad's preference for the Republican Senate nomination in 2014.
- Iowa's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014
- Iowa's 3rd Congressional District
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Tom Latham (R)