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 Braley (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 Bennet (D-Colo.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (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.