King Campaign Nearly Broke After Insane Claims

Salon reports:

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, held a “No Exception to Life” press conference on Friday, where he again offered a passionate defense of his belief that abortion should be prohibited after the detection of a fetal heartbeat — even in cases of rape and incest.

Speaking at a Holiday Inn in Des Moines, Iowa, his home state, the lawmaker defended the controversial comments he made last week when he asked whether there would “be any population of the world left” if you did not count people who were “products of rape and incest.”

The Daily Beast reports:

As he gears up for a difficult re-election cycle, Rep. Steve King’s campaign is strapped for cash. Individual donations to the Iowa Republican are down considerably from past cycles and support from corporate donors and King’s own colleagues have vanished entirely.

Corporate PACs and interest groups have also completely shunned him. Through the first six months of the year, King received just two contributions from third party political entities: $2,000 donations from PACs associated with two former members of Congress, Lamar Smith (R-TX) and the infamous Todd Akin (R-MO).

Things weren’t always so financially dire for King. Throughout his time in the House, he has received more than $3 million from political groups associated with private companies, trade associations, members of Congress, and ideological advocacy groups.

King currently reports $18,000 in campaign funds.