Conservative groups can’t find 2014 candidates
Conservative groups like the Senate Conservatives Fund and Club For Growth are having trouble recruiting viable candidates to challenge Republicans in the 2014 primaries, with most of the favorited candidates declining to run.
In South Dakota, for instance, Tea Party favorite Rep. Kristi Noem decided not to enter the primary against Gov. Mike Rounds, a Republican making a bid for the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Tim Johnson, a Democrat. In Iowa, Rep. Steve King, a well-known immigration hard-liner, decided not to run for Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin's seat when he retires that year, leaving no clear frontrunner among conservatives - or Republicans, for that matter.
The Hill reports: