Urbandale State Senator Brad Zaun had been seriously looking at running for the Republican’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, the seat that will be vacant when Democratic Senator Tom Harkin retires next year. But Zaun posted a message on Facebook Monday to say he will not be running after all. That only leaves 121 Republicans still thinking about it. Kidding. But it seems like it is nearly that many. State Party Chair A.J. Spiker confirmed his interest in the position on this weekend’s “The Insiders”.
Here’s Zaun’s posting:
To all my friends: After much consideration on a potential run for US Senate and believing that there is true benefits from being the first candidate to announce. As you might know I had been working with David Polansky/Ed Rollins, we were preparing to announce next week. The website was being reworked, contracts were sent from a DC attorney who was going to set up the FEC requirements, this potential campaign was going to be run efficiently and by the Pros! Well for the first time in the last 17 years I decided I am putting my family and my Grapnel Tech business before public service. My son Greyson will be a senior next year and Devon will be a sophomore, and Drew will be transferring to U of Iowa to play football. As you can see I have just too much to miss!