Latham Renaming Committee Ahead of Potential Senate Run

Nathan L. Gonzales February 4, 2013 · 5:41 PM EDT

Republican Rep. Tom Latham is changing the name of his campaign committee from “Latham for Congress” to “Iowans for Latham” ahead of a potential run for the U.S. Senate. The change could be filed with the Federal Election Committee as soon as this evening, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Latham has not decided nor announced his decision on whether to run for Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D) open seat, but this move is a clear sign that he is seriously considering it. Fellow GOP Rep. Steve King (R) is also contemplating a bid, as is Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley (D).

We will have extensive analysis of the race in this Friday’s edition of the Rothenberg Political Report.