Thursday, May 16, 2013
Steve King, who represents Ames in the 4th District, said he would choose Obamacare over the Senate's current immigration reform bill.
Sign up for Ames Patch's free newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, said this week that he hates the immigration reform currently being discussed in the U.S. Senate more than Obamacare. “You know how badly I despise Obamacare,” King, R-Iowa, said at a news conference as reported by the Ames Tribune. “But if there was an offer that said you are going to get one or the other and you have to choose one, I would take Obamacare and try to live with that before I’d ever accept this amnesty plan.” The Senate bill would allow most of the 11 million residents living illegally in the country to become legal residents. An estimated 40 percent of those people came to the United States legally, but …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
U.S. Rep Steve King said a campaign for the Senate would keep him from fighting battles in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Steve King, R-Kiron, who said on Wednesday that he was embarrassed he hadn't made a decision on whether to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Harkin, apparently made up his mind. King tweeted late Friday that he'd rather concentrate on battles in the House of Representatives than campaign. “I will not run for Senate in 2014. A Senate race takes me out of urgent battles in Congress that can't wait until 2015. Many thanks to all.” - @SteveKingIA King joins other Republicans like Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey, Rep. Tom Latham and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds who have also said they would not run for the seat, according to the Washington Post. Early polls showed King, a far right conservative and a Tea Party favorite, as …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
King, R-Kiron, made a stop in Ames with Americans For Prosperity Director Mark Lucas Wednesday afternoon, said he was embarrassed.
Congressman Steve King said during a visit to Ames Wednesday that he is still considering whether he should run for the US Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and is embarrased that he has no answer. King led early GOP polling for the seat, but has yet to announce his decision. The Des Moines Register tweeted Wednesday that King remains undecided and that he said he was "embarrassed" about it. Gov. Terry Branstad, who supported King during his bid for the newly created 4th District, said recently that “the last thing we need is another congressman in the United States Senate,” and some media outlets reported that it could be taken as a slight toward King, but the Des Moines Register said Branstad was actually talking about…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Congressman King plans to speak about spending cuts during an afternoon visit to Ames.
Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron; and Americans for Prosperity State Director Mark Lucas will discuss spending cuts during an appearance at Wallaby's Bar and Grille Wednesday. Both men plan to talk about how cutting spending and taxes could boost the US economy. The event is set to being at 2 p.m. Lucas is the Iowa State Director of Americans for Prosperity. King said recently that he will be on the 2014 ballot either as a candidate for the 4th District, a seat that he currently holds, or for U.S. Senator Tom Harkin's seat. Ames Newsletter/Ames Patch Facebook page/Twitter: @AmesPatch
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Iowa Congressman Steve King said he won his 4th District Election by talking about his conservative stance on same-sex marriage, immigration and abortion.
While some Republicans say they need to move to the middle on social issues to win elections, Iowa Congressman Steve King told supporters that he is living proof that conservatives can win, according to a blog on the Des Moines Register. King said that's how he beat Christie Vilsack for the 4th District seat "And I did it not by only talking about the economy, but also by talking about social issues—abortion, illegal immigration, and gay marriage. And I’ll keep on doing it, because it’s what I believe in and why I answered the call to serve my country," King's email said. Republicans who favor marriage equality have said that the GOP can consider themselves conservative and in favor of same-sex marriage because they shouldn't want the …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Rep. Steve King of the 4th District agreed when a woman said she found the Obama girls' vacation "really hard to stomach" and "not acceptable."
Vilsack who lost a competitive bid for Congress found her dream job in Washington.
Christie Vilsack, who almost made history by becoming the first woman to represent Iowa in higher office in a battle against Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, announced recently that she will become United States Agency for International Development's senior advisor on international education. Vilsack, a former school teacher, said the position will help her continue her fight for literacy and education. The job will also bring her to Washington D.C. where her husband Tom Vilsack also works. In an email to supporters Vilsack called it her “dream job” “This dream job will let me combine my experience as an educator, and my passion for literacy and education to support USAID's Education Strategy which focuses on three specific goals in 51 countries…
Friday, February 8, 2013
King who has been named the GOP frontrunner for Harkin's senate seat in early polls, said Karl Rove and American Crossroads are leading a crusade against him and other unelectable conservatives.
Iowa Congressman Steve King has been the front runner of many GOP polls for Tom Harkin's senate seat, but is preparing for a fight saying that Karl Rove and American Crossroads will prevent his nomination. King made statements in an email published in the Des Moines Register and in an article in the New York Times that he wouldn't be bullied out of running. “I have not made a decision on this matter, but already Karl Rove and his army have launched a crusade against me,” King said according to Politico. While King leads among potential Republican nominees he might be too conservative to win the seat. Democrat contender Bruce Braley has come out ahead of King in early surveys of Democrat, Republican and Independent voters. And that's what …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, wants to block children of illegals from being born Americans.
Congressman Steve King, R-Kiron, who now represents Ames in Iowa's new 4th District, wants to change what being born in the USA can mean. King, also vice-chairman of the house subcommittee on immigration, introduced legislation Friday, that would only allow children born in the United States to be born Americans if one or both of the parents was a citizen, legal resident or foreigner performing active service in the armed forces. "We need a common sense solution to fix the flawed interpretation of the Constitution's citizenship clause, and 'The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2013' does just that," King said after the introduction of that legislation. "The current practice of extending U.S. citizenship to hundreds of thousands of 'anchor …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Check here for information on local Ames, Iowa, Story County races and more.
Editor's Note: As the year winds down, Ames Patch is looking back at some of the stories that made you talk, cry, laugh or just scratch your head. Originally ran Nov. 6 While Steve King, R-Kiron, won the 4th District Congressional race, Tuesday, Story County's incumbent Democrats kept their seats, according to unofficial returns from the Iowa Secretary of State's Office and the Story County Auditor's Office. King led returns with 55 percent of the vote to Christie Vilsack's 43 percent, according to the Iowa Secretary of States Office. That was with 88 percent reporting. "To those who supported our campaign and drove us to victory, thank you. Our message through this campaign was clear and tonight voters made it clear they agree – it’s …