Since his start in radio news, Trent has won awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the Nebraska Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice also serves as the 2009-2010 President of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice is a native of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He and his wife Solveig have been married since 2000. They live in Ames where he enjoys golf, reading, movies, music college football, and the heartbreak that comes from being a Minnesota Vikings fan. Trent and Solveig have twin daughters Annika and Kaija and a son, Erik, who shares the same birthday as his sisters, just five years later.
Mel and I talked about this on the air today--why are Republicans waiting for Steve King to quit playing footsie on his decision to run for U.S. Senate? This Iowa Republican story spells out still more notables in the Iowa GOP who are "thinking" about a run for the Senate. From former U.S. Attorney Matt Whittaker, to Iowa Secretary of State Bill Northey, to Secretary of State Matt Schultz, to Red Oak state senator Joni Ernst--all are dancing around a canddacy. What's stopping them? Rep. Steve King (R-IA 4). Kiron's own says he's not rushing into a decision--that his heart has to line up with his head, which all has to line up with statistics that tells him he can raise money and win a statewide race.
Here's the thing--the longer King stays out of the race, the clearer it becomes to me that he won't run. You know what? Who cares? I guarantee you Steve King wouldn't. He told me, on the day Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA 3), took his name out of the race, that his decision to run or not wouldn't swing on Latham's decision one way or another.
To everyone tap dancing around the decision--if you think you have the kind of bold, fresh, smart ideas that would serve Iowa well in the US Senate, why are you waiting for Steve King to make your decision?