Feenstra told the Journal that lining up support from grassroots conservatives over 17 months sealed the defeat of King, who had first won the seat in 2002. "At the end of the day, Iowa deserves a proven, effective congressman," he said.
As a slew of campaign ads and outside groups blast the incumbent, King says he's relying on connections made over 18 years in office with rank-and-file Republicans who recognize his long-held positions on immigration policy, gun rights and abortion.
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The five candidates credited President Trump and Gov. Kim Reynolds doing the right thing after being put between a rock and a hard place with the coronavirus crisis. Each also tried to prove he had the strongest conservative bona fides.
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A memo from the pollster who conducted the survey for Feenstra attributes his growing support to television ads running in the Sioux City market. In that market only, Feenstra leads King 40 percent to 32 percent, according to the memo.
Defending Main Street's six-figure strategy include direct mail pieces, district-wide phone calls, and micro-targeted social media advertising in support of state Sen. Randy Feenstra ahead of the GOP primary on June 2.
Republican challenger Randy Feenstra ended March 30 with $415,651 available to spend on campaign activities, while incumbent Rep. Steve King had only $26,773. Democrat J.D. Scholten had $715,093 cash on hand.
"Suspending in-person campaigning will prove especially difficult for (Steve) King’s challengers, (since) communicating a political brand and mobilizing turnout requires lots of on-the-ground and face-to-face work," a political science professor said.
An Iowa state panel that hears objections to candidate filings on Tuesday dismissed all but one complaint on the grounds that candidates, incl…
In a news release, King tied his political fortunes in the 4th District to President Donald Trump's popularity. Voters "understand that no one inside or outside of Congress has been a stronger ally for President Trump than me,” he said.
After 17 excruciating years, there finally seems to be a consensus that it is time to move on from Congressman Steve King. The question before…
Scholten is again seeking to oust nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron), who as of Monday had not filed nomination papers. The four Republicans running against King made their candidacies official by filing last week.
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Three of the five Republicans who are announced candidates have filed papers to be on the June 2 ballot. Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) is running for re-election; four members of the GOP are challenging him.
Iowa Congressman Steve King joined 181 of his Republican colleagues on Thursday in voting against removing a 1982 deadline for state ratification and reopening the process to amend the Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sex.
Scholten's haul of $324,667 over the most recent fundraising period was more than all five Republican candidates combined. Feenstra has nearly a half million dollars in cash available, 15 times King's $32,010.
"We believe debates are to our advantage because they will clearly show Congressman King possess a depth of knowledge and experience on the issues that Iowans care about that is unmatched in the current primary field," his campaign said.
Scholten brought in $408,495. King fell to third among Republicans in the quarter, behind Feenstra and Richards.
According to a King campaign release, the congressman got 59 percent support in the poll, while the other four Republicans combined to receive 23 percent. Some voters were undecided.
An official said he is "optimistic" all five Republicans will take part in the forum. The first hour of the forum will consist of questions posed by media panelists, while after a break, the a second hour will pose written questions submitted by residents of the district.
Steve Reeder joins a field includes state Sen. Randy Feenstra, of Hull, former state legislator Jeremy Taylor, of Sioux City, and Bret Richards, a former mayor of Irwin. Reeder did not reference King in his candidacy release.
Members of our editorial board have made no secret through the years of our fervent belief in the value and importance of debates between cand…