Steve Rathje is apparently thinking about trying again to make his way to Congress. Rathje failed to win the Republican primary last year to earn the right to take on Tom Harkin for his U.S. Senate seat. Rathje confirmed to me he is forming an explorating committee to look at running for the 2nd Congressional District seat currently held by Democrat Dave Loebsack. I remember Rathje as the one Republican candidate who declined to appear in the Polk County Republicans’ senate primary debate last year on Iowa Public TV that was televised statewide.
This week Rathje sent out this message to friends on the Facebook website:
We’ve formed the exploratory committee and I am focused on brininging you the most useful information that I can to ensure that you are the most informed voter you can be.Please take a moment to join my website: http://www.steverathje.comMake a contribution if you can.
By the way, I went to http://www.steverathje.com. It didn’t say anything about which race Rathje was considering. Only after did he email me back that I realized it was the 2nd Congressional District.