Feenstra dethrones King in Republican primary in Iowa 4th’s Congressional District

SIOUX CITY — Steve King had never lost a race in his 24-year political career.

Until Tuesday night.

Fellow Republican Randy Feenstra pulled off a stunning upset of King, a conservative firebrand who honed a national reputation for a series of incendiary comments on race and immigration during his nine terms in the U.S. House.

Feenstra, a state senator from Hull, beat King, 45.6 to 36 percent, in the GOP primary for Iowa’s 4th District with 96 percent of the vote in, according to the Associated Press, which called the race for Feenstra at 11 p.m.

In his first interview with Iowa media, Feenstra told the Journal that lining up support from grassroots conservatives over 17 months sealed the win, and “catapulted” him to a solid foundation prior to the spread of the novel coronavirus halted in-person campaigning in March.

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