The Iowa Congressman has come under fire recently for comparing immigrants to the pick of the litter.
Republican Congreeman Steve King opened his Ames campaign headquarters Wednesday as about 42 protesters shouted outside his new office on East Lincoln Way. King has been criticized by national media and political groups for comparing American immigrants to the “pick of the litter.” King currently represents the 5th Congressional District of Iowa, but will face Ames Democrat Christie Vilsack in a race for Iowa's new 4th Congressional District in November. While King discussed his plan to Restore our American Dream protesters yelled for King to come outside and “see what Iowa was like.”
But Grassley said he believes the Conservative King will keep his seat.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley recently said Congressman Steve King is facing the toughest race of his career. Census redistricting took King, R-Kiron, out of U.S. District 5, a seat the Conservative Catholic has held for the last decade, and put him up against Democrat Christie Vilsack, of Ames, Iowa's former first lady and wife of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for the new District 4. If Vilsack won, she would be the first Iowa woman elected to US Congress. But Grassley doesn't seem to think that she will be making history come November. He recently told the Des Moines Register that he believes King is in the toughest race of his career, but said “I don't think it is possible to see an upset.” According to the Daily Times Herald, …