— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) November 1, 2018
Of all the Republicans in R+11 PVI districts who have no one to blame but themselves for their tough re-elections (Collins, Hunter, King), King is unique in that in that he’s not running a serious campaign. He’s spent most of his $ on fundraising and only has $176k on hand.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) October 30, 2018
Anti-Defamation League, 115-year-old civil rights organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism, called on Paul Ryan to strip Rep. King (R-IA) of his chairmanships & formally censure him.#RacistKing #Iowa #IA04https://t.co/anpGpOjyH7
— KrisS 🔥 Your Vote, Your Voice 🔥 (@MplsMe) November 1, 2018
Seems like maybe Steve King is the GOP equivalent of that ratty old couch that’s been demoted from the living room to the basement tv room to the awkward angle by the garage entrance, because it’s a convenient place for dumping sports gear or taking off your muddy boots. It was the best you could find, back then, and the horseblanket plaid wasn’t too bad with the crocheted afghan thrown over it. But this year the big Thanksgiving gathering is at your house, and the more you spruce up the rest of the place, the nastier and stinkier that old hulk looks. And yet, getting the nasty thing maneuvered out and hauled away…
Steve King Is Beginning To Lose Support After Years Of Racist Statements. Republicans Still Expect Him To Win. “[I]t would take a tidal wave to knock him out.” https://t.co/SFQHQwBIKO via @alexis_levinson and @tparti
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) October 31, 2018
After making racist statements for years, Steve King is starting to lose support in the Republican Party. But Republicans still broadly expect him to win his congressional race next week, and aside from losing some financial backing, it’s not clear anything will change for him if he comes back to Congress next year.
One week before Election Day, Rep. Steve Stivers, the chair of the House Republican campaign arm, disavowed King in a tweet. “Congressman Steve King’s recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior.”
Three corporations — Land O’Lakes, Intel, and Purina — that had previously donated to him publicly announced they would not give him any more money in the future, putting some pressure on other donors to withdraw support…
The backlash comes in the final week of King’s most competitive reelection campaign in years. His opponent, Democrat J.D. Scholten, has outraised King dramatically, and on Tuesday, the Cook Political Report changed its rating of the race in Scholten’s favor, moving it into the Lean Republican column.