It looks like Doug Gross may have known what he was talking about after all last weekend. Gross, the former GOP candidate for governor, said on Channel 13's "Insiders", that State Senator Brad Zaun was looking at running for the Republican nomination for Iowa's Third Congressional District. You will remember Congressman Leonard Boswell announced on election night in 2008 he would run again in 2010. Zaun wouldn't rule it out, he told me, at the time.
Zaun is a former mayor of Urbandale and owned a hardware store for years. He confirmed to me this afternoon he is "seriously looking" at running. And he told me he would decide in the next 2-3 weeks. Zaun has represented District 32 since 2005. The last two years or so, he has become a bigger face and voice for senate Republicans, especially on money matters.
Dave Funk as already announced he wants the nomination. And former GOP Chairman Mike Mahaffey has said he is looking at running.