Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, won't close the door to challenging Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin in 2014.
King is coming off a pricey reelection battle against former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack, winning a sixth term in office by about 8 percentage points.
"There's a question I hadn't had time to contemplate since the election," King told reporters. "We're only in the second day after the election."
King, on a challenge to Harkin (who is 73 and hasn't announced whether he'll run for reelection), per the Cedar Rapids Gazette:
King is a social conservative (he even voiced support for GOP Rep. Todd Akin this summer when his "legitimate rape" comments caused a firestorm), but said he's not too conservative to run statewide.