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Iowa GOP Senator Rick Bertrand challenges Steve King for seat in Congress

This news story was published on March 19, 2016.
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SIOUX CITY, IOWA – Republican Iowa Senator Rick Bertrand announced Friday that he will challenge Congressman Steve King in for his perch in Washington.

“I am officially running for the U.S. House of Representatives District 4,” Rick Bertrand of Sioux City announced Friday. “I am a viable and credible candidate, and will pose the greatest challenge Mr. King has faced in 14 years.”

After announcing his candidacy, Mr. Bertrand said “My vision expands and solidifies our agricultural standing in the world.”

Bertrand said “this election represents a positive reset opportunity for NW Iowa ides in Washington D.C. I am not asking you to vote against a man… I am asking you to vote FOR a plan.”

Steve King

Steve King

Steve King has become a lightning rod with his divisive and poignant remarks on immigration. He said, for example, that people crossing the southern U.S. border have calves the size of cantaloupes from lugging drugs through the desert. His rhetoric has galvanized his supporters and detractors.

Bertrand had never held a public office until 2010, when he was elected to the Iowa Senate as the first Republican from his Sioux City district in over 30 years.

Democrat Kim Weaver already announced she is running for Congress in Iowa’s 4th District, in a challenge to King.

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25 Responses to Iowa GOP Senator Rick Bertrand challenges Steve King for seat in Congress

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 20, 2016 at 11:59 am

    If you are for Trump I could vote for you – if not – your Anti American and worthless.

    • Bodacious Reply Report comment

      March 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      Very funny. Pretty much the exact opposite is true.

      • David Reply Report comment

        March 20, 2016 at 2:37 pm

        what boggles my mind is what the democrats say and do all says they are very much anti constitution yet they constantly say that trump is anti american when the democrats are the definition of the phrase.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          March 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm

          @David-you got that right for sure. Democrats are the biggest hypocrites there are next to the Republican Establishment. Cruz is a bible pounder who lies a lot. He is always preaching. Go Trump. Make America GREAT again.

          • Anonymous

            March 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm

          • Auonymous

            March 20, 2016 at 4:48 pm

            @ Anonymous: Your illustration is priceless!

          • LVS

            March 21, 2016 at 7:43 am

            Hey mike-I see your car was shot up last night. Still pushing drugs out of your back door. They are coming for you now.

          • Nada Racist

            March 24, 2016 at 7:09 am

            I love how LVS always thinks he knows who the posters here are. He hasn’t a clue. Such a paranoid, unstable old man.

          • Sid

            March 24, 2016 at 8:00 am

            @ Nada Racist
            Ya, I agree with you.
            This place would would be so much better without the buffoon LVS, but since is locked in due to his butt-kissing & boot-licking, might as well laugh at his ignorance & stupidity.
            LVS is the idiotic old geezer that provides entertainment through his lack of intelligence, his dumbassness and is proof positive that evolution can go in reverse.
            Stupid old coots can be amusing.

          • Anonymous

            March 24, 2016 at 8:04 am

            Aw look there, the two butt brothers with their heads up each others ass are trying to be smart again. What a waste of space they are. Ignorance is bliss and they are sure happy.

          • Anonymous

            March 24, 2016 at 8:18 am

            You tow lefties really need to slow down. You must remember, not everyone is as stupid as you are.

          • Panaty

            March 24, 2016 at 8:23 am

            Love is in the air! The Bromance between LVS and David is becoming more obvious with each passing post. You go girls!

          • LVS

            March 24, 2016 at 8:31 am

            How very Lagios of you. Keep up the good work Peter. You continue to make a fool of your self with your idiotic comments.

          • Anonymous

            March 24, 2016 at 8:51 am

            And how very LVS of you.

            Full definition of LVS:

            a: slow of mind : obtuse
            b: given to unintelligent decisions or acts : acting in an unintelligent or careless manner
            c: lacking intelligence or reason
            d: lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
            e: Someone whom impersonates an educated individual.
            f: to be a complete moron in everything you do.
            g: pull an idea out of your ass and speak it loudly
            h: Some one dim-witted

          • LVS

            March 24, 2016 at 8:57 am

            You are so cute for a gutless coward aren’t you shit head. Still trolling around sniping at people who are smarter and better than you will ever b. You are a loser, drug pushing piece of crap.

          • LVS

            March 24, 2016 at 8:59 am

            Make America Great again. Deport all liberals. Vote Trump all the way.

          • Anonymous

            March 24, 2016 at 9:08 am

            Never have done drugs LVS and I can guarantee you that I have more degree initials that go after my name than you could ever dream of.
            You are just a bitter & pathetic old man, stupid and ignorant beyond belief.

            Actually it is kind of sad that you are who you are.

          • LVS

            March 24, 2016 at 9:28 am

            You have never done drugs? Then how did you become so brain dead?

          • LVS

            March 24, 2016 at 9:36 am

            Never done drugs? That has to mean your parents were dopers and you inherited it from them. There can not be any other reason you are so liberal and so ignorant. You have to be related to the other Brain Dead who goes by the Liberal Name “Racist”. I’ll bet you two are either the same person or else are twins.

  2. LVS Reply Report comment

    March 20, 2016 at 9:04 am

    King has been in there for 14 years. He is to far to the right for me. Time for someone new.

    • Anonymous Too Reply Report comment

      March 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Couldn’t agree with you more!

  3. Donald T. Rump Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    When you get to third grade social studies they will answer that question for you.

  4. Anonie Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Will there be a primary for these candidates?