Republican Party of Iowa Chairman A.J. Spiker confirms he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Iowa in 2014. "I think everybody's going to be evaluating what's best for them," Spiker said on Channel 13's "The Insiders". Fourth District Congressman Steve King is also considering a run for the seat, which will open in 2014 after Democratic Senator Tom Harkin retires following 20 years in that position.
Spiker responded, "Oh, we'll see", when asked whether he would run for his party's nomination if King also ran.
Spiker and Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Tyler Olson were both guests on "The Insiders". They also both gave their thoughts on why Iowa is becoming more blue by the numbers. Although, Spiker claims, despite that, Republicans have momentum.
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In part 2, the two party chairs discuss topics "from the bedroom to the classroom". Spiker gives his thoughts on why the polls show young people think his party is wrong on the issue of same-sex marriage. Olson brings up one area of education reform that few at the statehouse have addressed during the arguments on how to best improve the classrooms, while Spiker addresses what he calls "education freedom". He also said homeschooling and private schooling have proven to be a "very much a superior method" over public school education.
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In part 3, the party chairs disagree over whether President Obama has played politics with the federal sequestration. Has the president exaggerated the cuts' effects to make the situation appear worse to the public than they really are?
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In part 4, the two party chairs answer everything from whether a community will get a new casino, whether lawmakers should keep gun owners' information private, whether the straw poll is finished, whether Iowa's most famous tweeter is tweeted out and their defense of the claims that "Iowa sucks".
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Finally, in part 5, the two guests offer their predictions.