Chet Culver had his shot as Iowa governor but was voted out after one term.
Maybe it's all the election hoopla that surrounds Iowa, or he's just a glutton for the punishment of the campaign trail, but Culver says he is thinking about throwing his hat back in the ring for the 2014 election.
“I’m going to certainly explore the possibility of putting my hat back in the ring, but I haven’t made a decision at this point,” Culver told the Des Moines Register last month.
The 46-year-old Democrat served as governor from 2007 to 2011. He was defeated by current Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican, who served as Iowa governor from 1983 to 1999 and again from 2011 to the present.
Culver is currently working on the Chet Culver Group, a renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, which he founded. He is living in West Des Moines with his wife and children.
If he does run, he'll have to do it without his former lieutenant governor, Patty Judge, who said she isn't interested. And, his opponent is also up in the air. Branstad hasn't made up his mind about seeking re-election.
But, really, this isn't about them. It's about us and what we want.
So, what say you, dear reader? Does Culver deserve to reclaim Terrace Hill and be Iowa's governor once again?