Chamber Of Commerce Ditches King, Backs Opponent

The Des Moines Register reports:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business lobbying group in the country, is endorsing state Sen. Randy Feenstra for the Republican congressional primary nomination against U.S. Rep. Steve King.

Feenstra, of Hull, is one of four Republicans challenging King in Iowa’s June 2 primary. King, of Kiron, has represented northwest Iowa in Congress since 2002.

King has scored highly on the Chamber’s annual legislative scorecards in the past, and in 2019 he was presented with the group’s “Spirit of Enterprise” award. But King, who has a history of making controversial statements, was stripped of his committee assignments last year.