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Editorial: The Fourth goes with Feenstra


June 4, 2020


With both national and regional news camera aplenty, Rep. Steve King answers a question during a town hall meeting January 2019. King, a nine-term incumbent, lost a five-way primary race to state Sen. Randy Feenstra on June 2.

The embarrassment is over.

Iowa's Fourth Congressional District no longer has to worry about its representative spouting off racist remark after racist remark. National media outlets will no longer do deep dives into northwest Iowa, asking why voters keep electing a bigot. When the calendar flips, we're actually going to be represented in Congress again.

2020 isn't so terrible after all.

Iowa District 2 State Sen. Randy Feenstra knocked off nine-term incumbent Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's Republican Party primary election. The defeat capped King's high-profile fall from power, which has be...

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