Steve King, DeMint to Stay on Iowa Sidelines

Rep. Steve King announced late this afternoon that he would not endorse a candidate in the Iowa caucuses.

The outspoken Iowa conservative has wavered for months on whether he would back a candidate in the first nominating contest of the 2012 GOP presidential primary. A little more than 24 hours before the Tuesday evening caucuses, King told a local radio host that he would not endorse.

“I just announced on Simon Conway’s program on WHO Radio that I will not endorse a candidate in the Iowa Caucus,” King wrote in a Twitter post.

King, whose endorsement has been much sought-after because of the social conservative and tea party constituency that he represents in heavily Republican northwestern Iowa, now joins Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.) in declining to back a candidate in the GOP race.

Read more at  Roll Call Politics.

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