Steve King's comments good for fundraising, not much else, challenger says

The Gazette | James Q. Lynch | 7/25/16

Steve King's comments good for fundraising, not much else, challenger says

Democrat Kim Weaver, who is challenging 4th District Republican Rep. Steve King, is interviewed by a reporter after speaking to the Iowa delegation at the Democratic National Convention Monday morning in Philadelphia. (James Q. Lynch/The Gazette)

 

PHILADELPHIA — As much as she cringes whenever U.S. Rep. Steve King opens his mouth, 4th District Democratic challenger Kim Weaver is enjoying the response.

“I wake up in the morning and go through my emails to see if Steve King has said anything stupid,” Weaver told Iowa Democratic National Convention delegates Monday morning.

Then she goes to work raising money off the seven-term conservative’s outbursts, such as him saying it would be “racist” and “sexist” to replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, a slavery abolitionist and supporter of women’s suffrage.

Weaver has raised about $30,000 off fundraising appeals over King’s remarks.

“People are sending me tons of Tubmans,” Weaver said.

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