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    Steven King Defeated In Primary.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...-unrest-297350
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    Rep. Steve King will leave Congress after this year, ending a nearly two-decade-long career that included numerous inflammatory comments on race and immigration.

    The Iowa Republican lost his bid for a 10th term on Tuesday, when GOP voters in his northwest Iowa district awarded state Sen. Randy Feenstra with the nomination after a fierce primary battle with King.
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    He was in IA-04, the 4th Congressional District in Iowa.

    The vote, with 100% counted (New York Times):

    Randy Feenstra 36,797 45.7%
    Steve King* 28,977 36.0
    Jeremy Taylor 6,295 7.8
    Bret Richards 5,983 7.4
    Steven Reeder 2,463 3.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    The Confederate flag is an odd one for an Iowan to fly, since Iowa was in the Union in the Civil War.
    That represents his heritage as a racist not as an Iowan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deepak View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    The Confederate flag is an odd one for an Iowan to fly, since Iowa was in the Union in the Civil War.
    That represents his heritage as a racist not as an Iowan
    The Lincoln Project, a group of anti-Trump republicans, actually had the guts to call out the confederate flag for what it is.



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    One small step toward what is needed, the Republican party making it clear that they won't tolerate white suprematism and other forms of overt racism that they have supported up to now. Then we have to get them to stop supporting the underlying systemic racism that separates us from what we are now to what we want to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleDon View Post
    One small step toward what is needed, the Republican party making it clear that they won't tolerate white suprematism and other forms of overt racism that they have supported up to now. Then we have to get them to stop supporting the underlying systemic racism that separates us from what we are now to what we want to be.
    I wouldn't interpret this result in that way, necessarily. His 'usurper' may wind up being worse.

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    King lost because he was thrown out of his committee seats, not because he’s a racist piece of shit. People are giving Iowans way too much credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurtinbuckaroo View Post
    King lost because he was thrown out of his committee seats, not because he’s a racist piece of shit. People are giving Iowans way too much credit.
    They are, but I hope the national attention puts a bit more pressure on the new guy to be decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hurtinbuckaroo View Post
    King lost because he was thrown out of his committee seats, not because he’s a racist piece of shit. People are giving Iowans way too much credit.
    They are, but I hope the national attention puts a bit more pressure on the new guy to be decent.
    Or at a bare minimum, spell negro with one g, not two.

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