Steve King http://iowapublicradio.org en Politics Day: Shutdown and Debt Ceiling http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-shutdown-and-debt-ceiling <p> Representative Steve King of Iowa&rsquo;s 4<sup>th</sup> Congressional district has come to the fore in the current debate over the Affordable Care Act and the partial government shutdown.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with University Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University,&nbsp; Steffen Schmidt, and the Joan and Abbott Lipsky Professor of Political Science at Coe College, Bruce Nesmith about Congressman King and how far he and other Republican representatives are willing to go in pursuit of the end of Obamacare.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:34:03 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 30341 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Shutdown and Debt Ceiling Adaptations of Iowa's Republicans: Grassley and King http://iowapublicradio.org/post/adaptations-iowas-republicans-grassley-and-king <div>Newly re-elected chair of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus says his party will have to adapt to “an era of permanent politics.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Host Ben Kieffer talks with Iowa Senator <a href="http://www.grassley.senate.gov/" target="_blank">Charles Grassley</a> and Congressman <a href="http://steveking.house.gov/" target="_blank">Steve King</a> of Iowa’s 4<font size="1"><sup>th</sup></font> District.</div><div>We ask about their stance on the Senate's bipartisan immigration reform as well as <i>their</i> goals as Republicans and as our elected representatives, Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:14:58 +0000 Ben Kieffer 14181 at http://iowapublicradio.org Adaptations of Iowa's Republicans: Grassley and King Citizens United Impact on Down Ticket Races http://iowapublicradio.org/post/citizens-united-impact-down-ticket-races <p></p><p>After all the winners and losers of Election Day are decided many campaigns and strategists will look at what they did right <em>or</em> wrong. This year there’s a whole new factor thrown into the election, the landmark Supreme Court ruling called Citizens United has changed the game for down ticket races.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 07:06:37 +0000 Clay Masters 10258 at http://iowapublicradio.org Citizens United Impact on Down Ticket Races Why Campaigns Aren't Focusing on the Farm Bill http://iowapublicradio.org/post/why-campaigns-arent-focusing-farm-bill <p></p><p>When Congress recessed&nbsp;for the election season without passing a new farm bill, many observers thought farmers would demand explanations as campaign trails blazed through small towns. In conjunction with Harvest Public Media, Iowa Public Radio’s Amy Mayer has this look at how the farm bill is playing on the stump.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:38:48 +0000 Amy Mayer 9869 at http://iowapublicradio.org Why Campaigns Aren't Focusing on the Farm Bill King, Vilsack Tackle Social Issues in Carroll Debate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/king-vilsack-tackle-social-issues-carroll-debate <p></p><p>Republican incumbent Steve King and his democratic challenger, Christie&nbsp;Vilsack&nbsp;squared off in a debate last night in Carroll for the newly drawn&nbsp;4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;congressional district. Polls show King with a slight lead over&nbsp;Vilsack. As Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters reports, the two drew sharp contrasts.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 06:18:17 +0000 Clay Masters 9865 at http://iowapublicradio.org King, Vilsack Tackle Social Issues in Carroll Debate Bill Clinton tries to rally the Democratic base in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bill-clinton-tries-rally-democratic-base-iowa <p>It's the final&nbsp;weeks of election season. And,&nbsp;&nbsp;as Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks reports democrats are calling on a familiar face to rally the base-- former President Bill Clinton.</p><p>Basically, they brought out the big gun. Clinton was stumping for Congressional candidate Christie Vilsack, She's in a close race with Republican incumbent Steve King. At a rally in Sioux City, the crowd showed the former President a lot of love.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 08:06:45 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 9332 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bill Clinton tries to rally the Democratic base in Iowa King, Vilsack Square off in Hampton Debate Over Voter ID Laws http://iowapublicradio.org/post/king-vilsack-square-hampton-debate-over-voter-id-laws <p>Republican Steve King and Democratic challenger Christie Vilsack met in Hampton&nbsp;Monday night for another debate. It was the first time the incumbent met his opponent on ground that wasn’t part of his old district. &nbsp;The two differed on just about every issue including controversial Iowa voter ID laws.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:28:47 +0000 Clay Masters 8111 at http://iowapublicradio.org King, Vilsack Square off in Hampton Debate Over Voter ID Laws King, Vilsack Meet for First Debate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/king-vilsack-meet-first-debate <p>The Democratic challenger in Iowa’s new Fourth Congressional District, Iowa's former first lady Christie Vilsack, came out swinging in the first face-to-face debate of the campaign.&nbsp;&nbsp; Incumbent Republican Congressman Steve King was caught a little off guard.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:08:48 +0000 Joyce Russell 7577 at http://iowapublicradio.org King, Vilsack Meet for First Debate Romney rallies the base and the youth vote in Northwestern Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/romney-rallies-base-and-youth-vote-northwestern-iowa <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">It’s the day after the conventions—do you know where you candidate is? If you guessed Iowa, you would be right. While President Obama stops at the University of Iowa, Republican Nominee Mitt Romney stumped at Northwestern College – a private Christian school. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 11:20:31 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 7711 at http://iowapublicradio.org Romney rallies the base and the youth vote in Northwestern Iowa At State Fair, Candidates Fight for 4th District http://iowapublicradio.org/post/state-fair-candidates-fight-4th-district <p></p><p>One of the country’s toughest congressional races is here in Iowa. It’s between Steve King, a Republican incumbent and the state’s former First Lady Christie Vilsack - a political newcomer. Iowa’s losing a seat in the House after the election due to redistricting. Now ultra-conservative King is facing a more moderate electorate as he runs in the newly drawn 4<sup>th</sup> district.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Aug 2012 00:51:52 +0000 Clay Masters 6559 at http://iowapublicradio.org At State Fair, Candidates Fight for 4th District