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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:47 AM

Steve King re-elected in Iowa House race despite latest controversy

Source: CNN

By Alex Rogers,

(CNN)Rep. Steve King won a ninth term to Congress in his toughest campaign yet, defeating a strong challenge from J.D. Scholten, despite criticism from his own Republican colleagues over his comments this year criticizing diversity in the United States, as well as George Soros, a Jewish billionaire and Democratic donor.

With 99% of precincts reporting, CNN projected King won the deeply conservative district with 50.6% of the vote to 46.8% for his Democratic challenger JD Scholten. In 2016, King cruised to victory with over 61% of the vote.

Last month, The Washington Post reported that King questioned the value of diversity in an interview with Unzensuriert, "a publication associated with Austria's Freedom Party, which was founded by a former Nazi SS officer and is now led by Heinz-Christian Strache, who was active in neo-Nazi circles as a youth." The Post noted that, "the party has distanced itself from those connections" but "recently embraced a hard-line anti-immigration stance while seeking ties with other far-right parties and leaders abroad."

In the interview, King said, "diversity is not a strength" and asked, "what does it bring that we don't have that is worth the price?"


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/07/politics/steve-king-re-election-iowa-house-race/index.html

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:48 AM

1. All white western Iowa

Go figure

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:49 AM

2. The Dem house should censure him or something

It's happened before with outrageous assholes like Jim Traficant

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:50 AM

3. Disgusting.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:10 AM

4. Stupid, racist yokels make me sick. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:11 AM

5. This says more about the people who voted for him than King. It's pretty sad.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:17 AM

7. same goes for florida and desantis

and so many other people/places

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:15 AM

6. A majority of western Iowan voters

are racist, neo-nazis sympathizers. There. I said it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:37 AM

8. No surprise.

These assholes that vote for the scum suckers like King, Desuckass and Prick scott, deserve whatever bad shit comes their way. I have no sympathy for these fuckers when cancer or some other disease strikes them and they have no way to pay for treatment that could save them. Guess they could always call Michelle Bachman and she could pray for them though, Lets see how that works out.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:49 AM

9. Just proves one more time that ignorant folks

don't watch the news and that all they see is that magical "R" next to some snake oil salesman's name and they automatically pick him.
They don't care if king is a klansman, racist, bigot, liar, and every other derogatory adjective I can think of, all they see is that R.
They never watch news, just fox.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 02:21 PM

10. Shorter story

Racist Republicans Re-elect Republican Racist.

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