Kim Weaver | July 19, 2016
If you’ve been paying attention to the news at all, it probably won’t surprise you to know that the last 24 hours have been a whirlwind for our campaign. Scratch that, more like a rollercoaster ride!
Many of you are clearly aware of what I'm talking about, and the primary purpose of this email is to say THANK YOU! The outpouring of support has been a little overwhelming. So much so, in fact, that I also need to say “Welcome!” to many new followers of our campaign, for whom this will be their first email. We’re thrilled you’ve taken an interest in this race and we welcome you to our fight.
If you don’t already know about the latest "Can you believe what Steve King said?!" uproar, last night on MSNBC, my opponent made what many are calling his most outrageous comment to date. (And if you know anything about my opponent, that’s really saying something!) I’ll spare you the details, they’re easily accessible in all corners of the internet, but here are some of the headlines.
Yes, it was that bad!
Look, I don’t mind people making fun of Steve King. What does bother me is when, because of Steve King, people make fun of Iowa. And it really bothers me when they make fun of Iowans. I know you’ve read the comments many times before. “What’s wrong with the people of Iowa?!” “Well, if they keep voting him in, they deserve him!” Every time I see words like these I just cringe. Because I know he doesn’t represent so many of the great people of my home state.
We need to put an end to this madness. I don’t know what’s going to come out of Mr. King’s mouth next, but I can tell you that I’m already fed up.
If you’re one of the hundreds of people who’ve donated to the cause since Congressman King’s blatantly racist remarks last night, THANK YOU! If you'd like to join the hundreds of people who've said "ENOUGH!" with a contribution, you can donate here.
Again, welcome to all of you new folks, and THANK YOU to everyone who’s been so supportive since we embarked on this mission.