The Des Moines Register reports:
Republican voters ousted U.S. Rep. Steve King on Tuesday, delivering an end to the two decades of controversy he brought to his heavily conservative district.
The Associated Press has called the 4th Congressional District primary race for state Sen. Randy Feenstra of Hull, who had the backing of many state elected officials and national Republican groups. Feenstra won with 45.7% of the vote to King’s 36%, a margin of just under 8,000 votes, according to unofficial results from the Iowa Secretary of State’s office.
Feenstra vastly outraised King and spent heavily on television advertising targeting King as ineffective since he was stripped of his committee seats by Republican leaders in January 2019.
Steve King’s white supremacist rhetoric is totally inconsistent with the Republican Party, and I’m glad Iowa Republicans rejected him at the ballot box.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 3, 2020
BREAKING: Iowa Rep. Steve King loses Republican primary to Randy Feenstra after the party shuns King following white nationalist remarks. https://t.co/38iTZ5J7LT
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 3, 2020
I’ve made a lot of fun of Steve King over the years, but now that he’s lost his primary and won’t be in Congress anymore, I want to say: he’s a racist piece of garbage and I hope the rest of his life is a relentless string of humiliating disappointments. https://t.co/Bi7PoFsI45
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) June 3, 2020
Steve King lost but we need to beat his replacement in the general! https://t.co/myMx0Olx9K
— Ira Madison III (@ira) June 3, 2020
This is the only good news I’ve heard in a while. Rep. Steve King is and was a disgrace. Bye. https://t.co/EFkeKpHkl8
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) June 3, 2020
At least Steve King will have more time to spend with his Master Race.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 3, 2020
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewBatesNC) June 3, 2020