Rep. King won't endorse before caucuses
January 2nd, 2012
07:08 PM ET
6 years ago

Rep. King won't endorse before caucuses

(CNN) - Any candidate hoping to score last minute support from Rep. Steve King of Iowa before the state's caucuses won't have much luck.

The popular conservative announced on Twitter Monday that he won't be giving out his highly-coveted endorsement for the nation's first Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday.

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King has met with several of the candidates, even taking pheasant hunting trips over the last few months, but had not yet indicated whom he would endorse.

Earlier Monday, King told CNN he was withholding his support, waiting to feel a "conviction" for the right candidate.

"It would have been really nice to have had that epiphany and made that endorsement," King said earlier in the day on CNN's "Starting Point." "It has to be a conviction. Until then, I'm not able to do that."

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Steve King
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Mike

    What a coward! Afraid of backing the wrong guy, I guess . . .

    January 2, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Sure likes to keep his creepy face in the news, doesn't he?

    When there's news, come back. Until then, we get it - you haven't endorsed yet.


    January 2, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  3. Butter My Butt And Call Me a Biscuit

    Butter My Butt And Call Me a Biscuit
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    I am a tree-hugging fire-breathing bleeding-heart liberal progressive devout DEMOCRAT and PROUD OF IT. I will be joining the fray on these boards to fight the TEAPUBCONs. Go Dems! Go Obama/Biden 2012! Go Hillary 2016

    January 2, 2012 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |