Three Iowa congressmen eyeing a run for the state's open Senate seat are low on cash after tough 2012 House races.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has just $119,000 left in the bank as of the year's end, according to recently filed financial reports. Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) is down to $118,000, while Rep. Bruce BraleyBruce BraleyTrump: Ernst wanted 'more seasoning' before entertaining VP offer Criminal sentencing bill tests McConnell-Grassley relationship Trump's VP list shrinks MORE (D-Iowa) has just $51,000 left in his campaign coffers.
Braley has been the most open about his interest, and sat down with Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Michael BennetMichael BennetA guide to the committees: Senate Senate advances Trump's Commerce pick Senate Dems move to nix Trump's deportation order MORE (D-Colo.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidSanders and Schumer are right: Ellison for DNC chair The Hill's 12:30 Report Hopes rise for law to expand access to experimental drugs MORE (D-Nev.) to discuss a possible bid. King and Latham are both also considering bids, though Iowa Repubilcans say it's unlikely that they would run against one another in a primary.
Latham raised and spent $3.8 million in the last cycle, King spent $3.7 million and Braley brought in $2.7 million. But their low totals show the congressmen will have to hit the fundraising circuit hard if they want to move to the upper chamber.