Tom Vilsack says he won’t seek Iowa Senate seat

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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 12:00 am

COUNCIL BLUFFS — Tom Vilsack would have made a “wonderful” U.S. senator, but he apparently is happy at his current position, which is influential, a local Democratic Party official says.

“As secretary of agriculture, he is the leader of all 50 governors in the area of agriculture,” said Linda Nelson, chairwoman of the Pottawattamie County Democrats. “He seems to like his job, and he wants to remain there. It is influential, and I honor his choice of staying on as secretary of agriculture.”

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