A threat from G-O-P strategist Karl Rove makes it more likely rather than less likely that Republican Congressman Steve King will run for the U.S. Senate. Rove has vowed to spend millions in primaries to defeat ultra-conservative candidates, as Rove contends candidates like King cannot win a General Election. King says no one is going to bully him out of running for the U.S. Senate.
King sent an email to supporters on Thursday, saying he was "under attack" from a "crusade" led by "Karl Rove and his army." King asked his own supporters to make a campaign donation, to "show Rove he cannot decide his political future."
King isn't yet ready to officially declare himself a candidate for the Senate, however.
King spoke with Radio Iowa by phone late Thursday afternoon. He was at Camden Yard in Baltimore, attending a Heritage Foundation retreat. Steve Forbes, the two-time presidential candidate, was the keynote speaker.
Contributed by Radio Iowa