Former Energy Executive Expected to Enter U.S. Senate Field
The field of Iowa Republicans running for U.S. Senate is likely to grow even larger due to a former energy company executive expected to enter the race. 51 year-old Mark Jacobs, the former chief executive officer of Texas-based Reliant Energy, will share his plans regarding the 2014 Senate race on Tuesday. No clear leader has emerged in the GOP Senate field. The Republicans seeking to succeed retiring Democrat Tom Harkin include radio host Sam Clovis, state Senator Joni Ernst, and former Senate aide David Young. U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley of Waterloo is the only Democrat.