MyDD: Will Steve King be the Fifth Sitting GOP Cong. to Lose to Harkin?
Excerpted from this post at MyDD
First it was Bill Scherle, the then incumbent Republican Congressman
who Tom Harkin dispatched back in 1974. Then it was Tom Tauke, who as
a sitting GOP Representative lost in his bid to challenge by then
Senator Harkin in 1990. In 1996 it was Jim Ross Lightfoot's turn to
play the role of the sitting GOP Congressman to lose to Harkin, and in
2002 it was time for Republican Rep. Greg Gansketo to lose to Harkin.
In fact, it's as if a run against Harkin is where sitting Republican
members of Congress from Iowa go to end their careers.