DES MOINES, Iowa | Iowa Rep. King sees tough challenge from fellow conservative
DES MOINES, Iowa — Jan 10, 2019— Republican Steve King likes to note that President Donald Trump has referred to him as “the world’s most conservative human being,” but the Iowa congressman known for his caustic comments about race and immigration is bracing for what could be his toughest campaign since taking office 16 years ago.
The challenge isn’t from a Democrat but from a deeply conservative state legislator. Randy Feenstra announced this week he’d seek the Republican nomination in the sprawling and largely rural 4th District, saying voters needed an effective leader rather than “more sideshows and distractions.”
“Today, Iowa’s 4th District doesn’t have a voice in Washington, because our current representative’s caustic nature has left us without a seat at the table,” Feenstra said Wednesday in announcing his campaign.