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View Diary: Veteran Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin to retire after the 2014 elections (287 comments)

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    off year cycle,so turnout will be a bit of a mystery.

    Low turnout always helped incumbents like Tom, I think.

    If King is on the ballot that might drive a big turnout and help Christie Vilsack win his House seat.

    Tom was tired,and I think he was frustrated with the gridlock.
    The ole steak fry might go away now,eh?

    Tom took a lot of heat for spending more time at his Bahamas residence than in Iowa ....as a native Iowan,in winter, I could not blame him.

    He was one of the good ones.
    Sad day for liberals....but inevitable.
    Iowa needs another Harold Hughes to step up.

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