Democrat Kim Weaver announces bid in 4th congressional district

RadioIowa | O. Kay Henderson | 8/18/16

Democrat Kim Weaver announces bid in 4th congressional district

Two Democratic candidates have emerged as potential challengers to two of Iowa’s Republican congressmen. Kim Weaver of Sheldon — the chairwoman of the O’Brien County Democratic Party — hopes to be the Democratic nominee to challenge Republican Congressman Steve King in 2016.

“Every day we wake up to have one of the most ineffective and offensive members of congress representing us in Washington,” Weaver said.

Weaver announced her candidacy this past weekend during the Iowa Wing Ding in Clear Lake where more than 2000 Democrats cheered her on — and booed King.

“Hardly a week goes by without him making some kind of derogatory comment and this has to stop,” Weaver said.

Weaver supports raising the minimum wage, opposes “privatizing” Social Security and Medicare and she described herself as “strongly pro-choice.”

“I believe that women should determine their health care and not have it dictated to them by Steve King,” she said.

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