Wednesday, June 3, 2020

GET ME REWRITE: Iowa's dishonorable Steve King takes a tumble, loses GOP U.S. House primary

The predictably controversial King was first elected to the U.S. House in November 2002.

Des Moines Register, 6/3/2020

Steve King loses Republican primary race to Randy Feenstra, ending King's decadeslong political career.  (Des Moines Register, 6/2/2020)
Republican voters ousted U.S. Rep. Steve King on Tuesday, delivering an end to the two decades of controversy he brought to his heavily conservative district. 
The Associated Press has called the 4th Congressional District primary race for state Sen. Randy Feenstra of Hull, who had the backing of many state elected officials and national Republican groups. Feenstra won with 45.7% of the vote to King's 36%, a margin of just under 8,000 votes, according to unofficial results from the Iowa Secretary of State's office. 
Feenstra vastly outraised King and spent heavily on television advertising targeting King as ineffective since he was stripped of his committee seats by Republican leaders in January 2019.

7/16/2017 update, "Iowa's dishonorable Steve King flaps his jaws on TV", starts here.

Reported in GOP Congressman Urges Paying for Trump’s Wall by Gutting Planned Parenthood and Food Stamps.  (The New Civil Rights Movement, 7/12/2017)

Original 3/14/2017 post, "According to Steve King, his Congressional district is 95.8% pure",. starts here.

Twitter link and quote source:  Steve King, Hurling Insults at Immigrants, Is Rebuked by His Own Party. (The New York Times, 3/13/2017)

Sources:  QuickFacts, Wikipedia

Other Steve King posts:
Meet the lemmings of Congress.  (10/20/2019)
GET ME REWRITE: Rep. Steve King thinks "It's a Wonderful Life" is the greatest anti-abortion movie ever!   (8/24/2019)
Kim Reynolds/Steve King UPDATE. As far as I'm concerned, this campaign co-chair thing is the smoking gun.  (1/16/2019)
Dear John Whitehouse @MediaMatters, I know it's small consolation, but the print news media is doing a much better job exposing Steve King. Best, Retiring Guy.  (1/14/2019)
Donald Trump embraces the virulently anti-immigration and white supremacist views and rhetoric of Iowa's Steve King.  (1/13/2018)

In a big, bold move, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds waits til after the election to chastise the despicable Steve King.  (11/14/2018)
Iowa is known for its big chickens.  (6/17/2018)
Most Iowans beg to differ with their most unregenerate member of Congress.  (2/4/2018)

Meet the 2 cretins that the AP scrounged up to defend Trump's military ban on transgender people.  (7/26/2017)
UPDATE. Iowa's dishonorable Steve King flaps his jaws on TV.  (7/16/2017)
51 U.S. House members implore Trump to legalize LGBT discrimination: The Steve King edition.  (5/1/2017)
Trump's America and Steve King's Iowa: Crawford County, Iowa.  (4/17/2017)
According to Steve King, his Congressional district is 95.8% pure.  (3/14/2017)
UPDATE. Not all Republicans rebuke Steve King. Some of them sing a little Carl Perkins among themselves.  (3/14/2017)

Iowa embarassment, subgroups expert, and supreme whiteman Steve King sounds off again.  (7/21/2016)
UPDATE: Iowa's nutburger-in-chief, Rep. Steve King, displays Confederate flag on office desk.  (7/12/2016)

UPDATE: The Company He Keeps: Scott Walker to Pal Around With Steve King in Iowa on January 24.  (10/8/2015)
King introduces a resolution that encourages and empowers "individuals, businesses, churches, religious groups, and other faith-based organizations" to discriminate.  (7/12/2015)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee.  (7/12/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (1/5/2015)

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