FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad delivers the annual Condition of the State address before a joint session of the Iowa Legislature, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Republicans are struggling to recruit strong Senate candidates in states that present the party’s best opportunities to reclaim the majority, a sign that the GOP’s post-2012 soul searching may end up creeping into the midterm congressional elections. GOP top national Senate campaign strategists tried again, in vain it turns out, to persuade Branstad to run for Senate instead of seeking another gubernatorial term. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad delivers the annual Condition of the State address before a joint session of the Iowa Legislature, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Republicans are struggling to recruit strong Senate candidates in states that present the party’s best opportunities to reclaim the majority, a sign that the GOP’s post-2012 soul searching may end up creeping into the midterm congressional elections. GOP top national Senate campaign strategists tried again, in vain it turns out, to persuade Branstad to run for Senate instead of seeking another gubernatorial term. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad delivers the annual Condition of the State address before a joint session of the Iowa Legislature, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Republicans are struggling to recruit strong Senate candidates in states that present the party’s best opportunities to reclaim the majority, a sign that the GOP’s post-2012 soul searching may end up creeping into the midterm congressional elections. GOP top national Senate campaign strategists tried again, in vain it turns out, to persuade Branstad to run for Senate instead of seeking another gubernatorial term. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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