Steve King handicaps Ames Straw Poll
August 13th, 2011
01:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Steve King handicaps Ames Straw Poll

Ames, Iowa (CNN) - Iowa Rep. Steve King said Saturday that the ideal Ames Straw Poll candidate isn’t running.

“If you had Michele Bachmann as a candidate, and the network that Tim Pawlenty has put together over the last couple of years here, you would have a formidable combination,” the Republican told CNN after he addressed some two dozen supporters in a tent outside the straw poll venue. “But it looks like Minnesota doesn’t get along that well.”
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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Iowa • Steve King
Influential Iowa Rep. King assesses GOP field
July 26th, 2011
05:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Influential Iowa Rep. King assesses GOP field

Washington (CNN) - A well-known Iowa congressman assumed the role of political pundit on Tuesday, sizing up the strengths and weaknesses of fellow Republicans who are running for president.

Rep. Steve King represents Iowa's 5th district including Council Bluffs and Sioux City. CNN caught up with the congressman on a flight from Des Moines to Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Steve King
'First Tea Party town hall' sees political unity, few tough questions for lawmakers
February 8th, 2011
11:53 PM ET
4 years ago

'First Tea Party town hall' sees political unity, few tough questions for lawmakers

Washington (CNN) - Six members of Congress faced conservative activists in what organizers called the "first Tea Party town hall" on Tuesday.

Attendees included Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch, both of Utah, as well as Representatives Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Allen West of Florida and Steve King of Iowa.
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Filed under: Allen West • Michele Bachmann • Mike Lee • Orrin Hatch • Steve King • Tea Party Express
February 19th, 2010
11:00 AM ET
5 years ago

King says Obama's mojo is gone

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, fired up the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday morning, declaring President Obama has 'lost his mojo.'
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, fired up the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday morning, declaring President Obama has 'lost his mojo.'

(CNN) – Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, fired up the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday morning, declaring President Obama has "lost his mojo."

"He had more mojo than any president that I remember when he was inaugurated a year and a month ago. But now, the master-mesmerizer has lost his mojo," King said to rousing applause. "And if we stand our ground as constitutional conservatives, he's not going to get it back."

King spent much of his fiery speech attacking Obama's efforts at health care as well as Democratic cap-and-trade proposals. On cap-and-trade, King suggested the recent snowfall across the country is the latest reason to doubt those who warn about climate change.

"The liberals, the environmentalists, the extremists, the Al Gores of the world were wrong on the science. Today, we know it," King said. "Sorry Al. But I have got a scoop shovel for you if you want to come anywhere in the 50 states in America. For the first time in the history of keeping records, there is snowfall on the ground in all 50 states. It's tough to make an argument when the evidence is all around us with a snowy white wonder in a crystal cathedral."


Filed under: President Obama • Steve King
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