Sioux City’s ABC affiliate reports:
Rep. Steve King was reelected to a ninth term in Iowa’s fourth U.S. congressional district on Tuesday, overcoming Democrat J.D. Scholten’s challenge and some criticism from within his own party.
King, 69, of Kiron, was first elected to congress in 2002. He had only faced one serious challenge for his seat prior to this year, against former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack in 2012.
The fourth district began to get national media coverage after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in late October, when some began to highlight King’s history of controversial statements similar to those of white nationalists.