Rep. Steven King: I will not run for Senate in 2014

U.S. Congressmen Steven King, R-Iowa, has announced that he will not be seeking the senate seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. King made the surprise announcement on his Facebook page late Friday night, stating that “A Senate race takes me out of urgent battles in Congress that can’t wait until 2015.”

King had been the presumptive Republican nominee following Harkin’s announcement that he would not seek reelection in 2014.