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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

First on CNN: Iowa’s Steve King heading to South Carolina – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

First on CNN: Iowa’s Steve King heading to South Carolina – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

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... If King is curious about seeking the Republican nomination in 2016, as his visit to South Carolina suggests, he would certainly face difficult odds, since no sitting member of the House has been elected president since James Garfield in 1880.
King, though, would have a national platform to discuss his policy ideas and might appeal to elements of the Republican base that remain firmly opposed to the immigration reform bill – "amnesty," in his words - that recently passed the Senate.
He would also add a wrinkle to the Iowa caucuses, given that he represents a conservative and heavily evangelical district in northwest Iowa that figures prominently in the leadoff nominating contest.