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REYNOLDS’ DECISION: Won’t Run For Senate

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Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds says she won’t enter the race for a U.S. Senate seat.

Tuesday afternoon Reynolds sent out an e-mail to supporters saying she has decided against entering the race.

In it she said, “I appreciate all the support, prayers and well-wishes you have given me as I have considered a run for U.S. Senate. I truly believe that my focus needs to remain on being Lieutenant Governor and working with Governor Branstad as we continue to move Iowa forward.”

The seat is being left open by the retirement of Sen. Tom Harkin.

So far, only Congressman Bruce Braley has announced a run for the open seat in 2014. Harkin publically endorsed Braley over the weekend.