Congressman Steve King announced that Wednesday he filed 3,532 signatures with the Iowa Secretary of State’s office to qualify for the Republican Primary Ballot in June’s election to determine the GOP Nominee for the 4th District’s Congressional Seat. In doing so, King vastly exceeded the legal requirements for ballot access, a testament from 4th District voters to their appreciation for the successful work King is doing to advance the Right to Life, to protect the 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms, and to defend both President Trump and the President’s “Make America Great Again/Keep America Great” agenda from liberal Democrats like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Adam Schiff, and JD Scholten.
“The grassroots voters of Iowa’s 4th Congressional District are firmly behind President Trump’s agenda and they understand that no one inside or outside of Congress has been a stronger ally for President Trump than me,” said King. “4th District voters know there is no one closer to the President than me when it comes to defunding sanctuary cities or building a wall on the border with Mexico. Iowans understand, as the author of the federal Heartbeat bill, there is no one in this race who is more dedicated to the pro-life cause than I am. Conservatives throughout the district watched and cheered as I stormed the SCIF to bring an end to Rep. Adam Schiff’s secret, sham impeachment hearings targeting our President. And my constituents understand that, as I did for Jaci Hermstad, there is no one who places a greater emphasis on moving heaven and earth to successfully get the federal government out of their way. I am humbled by the overwhelming support I have received throughout the 4th District, and I look forward to the day we can all place our attention where it should be: defeating the pro-abortion, Never Trump, open-borders liberal the Democrats are sure to nominate.”
King’s successful signature-gathering effort reveals a deep wellspring of support within the conservative 4th Congressional District. With 3,532 signatures gathered, King far exceeded the legal requirement of 1,874 signatures. In addition, King qualified in 27 counties, far surpassing the 20 required by law and further reflective of the overwhelming support Congressman King receives throughout the 4th District for his established record of rock-solid, principled, Conservative leadership.
Today’s filing is just the latest evidence of King’s 4th District strength. A poll of 4th District voters has revealed that King commands an overwhelming lead in the primary, winning the crowded primary with 59% of the vote. (To compare, the next highest figure was a 17% figure for “Undecided.”) And when 510 Iowans recently cast their votes at caucus, results reviewed by the King Campaign revealed that caucus voters preferred King by the following margins- King received 78%, Taylor 11%, Feenstra 9%, Richards 1%, and Reeder 0.4%. In addition, just yesterday, the Des Moines Register reported the results of the latest Iowa Poll, which shows that 4th District voters prefer the Republican nominee to the Democratic nominee by a margin of 51%-40%.
“The Iowa Poll is perhaps the most widely respected poll conducted in the state, and today’s results showing that Republicans win this race by at least 11 points should be understood as another sign of my General Election strength,” said King. “There is no such thing as a generic ‘Republican’ or generic ‘Democrat’ in this race as everyone, including my primary opponents, believes that I am heading for a rematch with a Democratic candidate I have already beaten once before. As a result, when people are responding to the Iowa Poll, they are really saying that they fully expect me not only to win again, but to do so by a landslide. My tested and proven Conservative record resonates with the Republican voters in this District and they are standing strong with me as I have always stood strong for them.”