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Steve King’s opponent blasts his NRA “hush money”



This news story was published on February 28, 2018.
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Leann Jacobsen

SPENCER – A Spencer businesswoman challenging Steve King for a seat in Congress blasted his so-called “NRA hush money” in a recent mailer.

Leann Jacobsen, a Democratic challenger facing Republican incumbent Steve King for Iowa’s 4th District in this November’s elections, says she will support a ban an assault rifles if elected. She also blasted King’s acceptance of $14,000 in “hush money” from the NRA.

Here’s her statement:

According to a Washington Post analysis, more than 150,000 students attending at least 170 schools have experienced a shooting on campus since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999.

That’s 150,000 kids that have been traumatized for the rest of their lives.

In the days following the most recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week, our lawmakers have taken to social media offering their prayers and condolences. But few have offered any real action — and sadly, that makes sense.

Congressman Steve King received over $14,000 from the National Rifle Association between 2012 and 2016; Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Congressman received $171,977 in 2016 alone.

Mass murders at places of learning, worship, and entertainment are the new normal — and will continue to be unless we elect leaders who are not beholden to the NRA and gun lobbyists.

In Congress, I will support the banning of assault weapons and accessories like high-capacity magazines and bump stocks and will work to make sure our system keeps guns out of the wrong hands — but I need your help to do that. Because I’m standing up to the NRA, the odds that they’ll spend big money to defeat me are high. I need your help to make sure they don’t buy this race for Steve King.

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12 Responses to Steve King’s opponent blasts his NRA “hush money”

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 2, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Right – Demorats are liars and thieves – derogatory = democrat — Webster says to separate from honor and surely that describes the rats.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 2, 2018 at 9:07 am

    That NRA money came from hard working patriotic conservatives who love America! SO SHUT THE FK UP !

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    She’s an idiot

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    What is sad is both political parties take money from all sort of donors. There is so much division that neither side will admit it.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Well she just lost my vote. Her statement shows that she has no real grasp of the gun laws as they stand so why would i want to put her in charge of making more. If she knew anything about gun control she would know that the NRA was the group that pushed for the background check system that is in place now but that states are not required to contribute new information to because of congress. As of right now there are 38 states that do not add new information into the current background check system so how will more laws on law abiding citizens work agen.

    • bodacious Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      She never had your vote so how could she lose it?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 2, 2018 at 11:43 pm

        Great post. Are you a mindreader and / or a soothsayer?

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    King doesn’t care about her opinion. She is a loser and he is a proven winner.

    • Comment Reader Reply Report comment

      March 1, 2018 at 5:27 am

      You guys know that those derogative comments you point at someone make you look small!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 1, 2018 at 8:29 am

      Comment Reader
      March 1, 2018 at 5:27 am

      You guys know that those derogative comments you point at someone make you look small!