Iowa voters decide Rep. King’s fate, pick Ernst’s challenger

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in northwest Iowa have decided whether they’ve had enough of conservative lightning rod Steve King, after tolerating the congressman’s incendiary comments about immigrants and white supremacy for nearly two decades. The nine-term Republican, shunned by his party leadership in Washington and many of his longtime supporters at home, was in the fight for his career against four challengers, but chiefly well-funded state Sen. Randy Feenstra. Iowa Democrats also chose Des Moines businesswoman Theresa Greenfield as a challenger to run against Republican freshman Sen. Joni Ernst.