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By Nick Pedley
News editor 

Feenstra crumples King in Fourth District GOP race

Second-place finish ends Steve King's 9-term run in Congress


June 4, 2020


With plexiglass in between, a voter signs in at the Primghar Community Building during Tuesday's primary election.

Tuesday's primary election made national headlines following the defeat of a longtime northwest Iowa congressman.

Randy Feenstra, a Republican from Hull who represents District 2 in the Iowa State Senate, soundly defeated Rep. Steve King with 46 percent of the vote in the GOP primary. Feenstra's victory now pits him against Democrat J.D. Scholten in the November general election.

"I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support over the past 17 months that made tonight possible and I thank Congressman King for his decades of public service," Feenstra said in a statement.

King tallied 36 per...

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