Monday, October 29, 2012
CREDO Super PAC's Take Down King group said 1 out of every 10 campaign dollars goes to King or his family and that the payments should be illegal.
CREDO Super PAC's Take Down King group said a review of Congressman Steve King, R-Kiron's campaign expenditures reveals that nearly 1 out of every 10 dollars has gone to pay either himself or a family member. Since 2003, FEC filings show that King has spent nearly $492,000 on salary and reimbursements to himself, his wife, son and daughter-in-law and he spent a total of $5.2 million on his congressional campaign in that same time period. King, who is currently campaigning for the 4th District, has reimbursed himself more than $65,000. Jeff King, King's campaign manager, has been paid and reimbursed a total of $372,202 since 2004. "If it's not against the law for Steve King to pay himself and his family nearly $500,000 out of his campaign …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Congressman Steve King, R-Kiron, said his comments on animal fighting have been distorted.
Congressman Steve King, R-Kiron, has been protested in recent days for comments on animal fighting that he has made. On this rebuttal video attached to this story, King says that he only meant that human rights should come before animal rights and that he has broken up fights between dogs. King faces Christie Vilsack, a Democrat of Ames, in a race for Iowa's new 4th District.
Friday, August 3, 2012
This week people were upset over King's animal rights record and protested outside King's campaign office here in Ames. King faces Christie Vilsack for Iowa's new 4th district.
CREDO's Take Down King group brought 30 people and a number of animals to a protest outside Steve King, R-Kiron's headquarters in Ames this week. Here is a snipet of the protest found on YouTube. This time the group was protesting King's animal rights voting record. Marcus Keinert an Iowa State University student tells the cameraman that King seems to insult a demographic of the population he cares about on a weekly basis. King recently voted with 18 other congressman against an amendment to the current farm bill that would make attending an animal fight or bringing a child to one a federal crime. The amendment was approved by a majority vote, but the bill remains stalled in committee. The farm bill will expire Sept. 30 and several have …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
CREDO Super Pac said Steve King has made comments that defend animal fighting in discussions of the current farm bill. CREDO plans another protest 11 a.m. Thursday.
CREDO Super PAC and Paws Against King said U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, has made excuses for dog fighting and has tried to block Congressional efforts to “crack down on animal abuse.” The groups plan to protest King at 11 a.m. Thursday outside his campaign office at 711 E. Lincoln Way in Ames. King is in a race against Christie Vilsack for Iowa's new 4th District. King recently voted against an amendment to the current farm bill --- which the Senate passed in June but has since stalled in the House --- that would have made attending an animal fight or taking children to one a federal crime. During a July 30 teleconference King said, “On the legislation that passed in the farm bill that says it's a federal crime to watch animals fight or …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
CREDO Super PAC protested the Judge Joseph Story County Republican Dinner because Steve King, R-Kiron, who faces Christie Vilsack for Iowa's 4th District planned to speak at the event.
CREDO Super PAC of Ames' Take Down Headquarters marched with about 50 people from the Kmart parking lot to Hickory's Hall where Steve King, R-Kiron, planned to speak Monday evening. They chanted negative rhymes about King such as: “K-I-N-G too extreme for you and me,” and “Iowa needs jobs not bigoted snobs,” and more. “If I had a dollar for every time someone said how embarrassing this man was I could run 10 campaigns," Alec Johnson, CREDO district director, said through a megaphone. Speakers took turns hurling insults and also asked King to come outside and answer some questions. He didn't, but two other people in Hickory's Hall parking lot shouted back at the group while holding a King campaign signs. One man said there were help wanted …
Monday, July 16, 2012
King is the keynote speaker for the annual Judge Joseph Story Annual Dinner.
Story County Republicans will be greeted by special guests at tonight's Judge Joseph Story Annual Dinner held 6:30 p.m. at Hickory's Hall. Iowa Congressman Steve King, R-King, is the keynote speaker for the ticketed event and CREDO protesters will be there too. In a release sent today, CREDO, which set up a Take Down King headquarters in Ames, said dozens of Iowa voters and CREDO SuperPAC volunteers will protest outside the fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. “The protesters take issue with Rep. King's Tea Party extremism and his controversial comments that continue to embarrass and insult Iowans,” the release said. Doors to the event open at 5:30 p.m. SEE MORE ON PATCH
Sunday, July 15, 2012
If you missed it, Steve King was criticized for saying non-working Americans don't do enough for the economy.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Vilsack said King is demonizing people who are looking for work instead of working on their behalf.
While President Barack Obama was in Iowa Tuesday asking the wealthy to pay their fair share, Congressman Steve King. R-Kiron, was in Washington D.C. saying the unemployed should work their fair share. King, who faces Christie Vilsack, an Ames Democrat for Iowa's new 4th District, said too many Americans weren't contributing to the gross domestic product on CNN after being asked if Americans making more than $250,000 a year should pay more taxes. He said too many Americans are not “contributing to the gross domestic product in the United States today” According to part of the transcript King also said “But if they are not going to work and there are a number approaching 100 million Americans of working age not in the workforce, and that …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Ames.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Ames Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here are five races that are already contested in Ames. President Barack Obama: Prognosticators call Iowa a battleground state in the presidential race, and two recent visits by President Obama to the Hawkeye State seem to bear that out. In April, Obama was at the University of Iowa to talk about the need to keep student loan interest rates down, then in May he stumped in Des Moines on the economy, abortion rights, gays in the military and his desire to lead the country forward. GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: The former Massachusetts governor has visited the state three times in the past month, usually …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Roxanne Conlin will speak at a Women Against King committee meeting in Ames Public Library.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Roxanne Conlin, former Senate candidate and prominent attorney, will join members of the Women Against King Committee and CREDO SuperPAC volunteers on Monday at the Ames Public Library. The meeting is scheduled to begin 7 p.m. CREDO SuperPAC recently opened a Take Down King headquarters in Ames. They are rallying against Congressman Steve King, R-Kiron.