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American Crossroads Vetting Rep. Steve King For Senate Seat
Kmeg ^ | Feb 06, 2013 | Heather Leigh, Reporter

Posted on 02/06/2013 4:41:57 PM PST by Mozilla

Karl Rove versus Steve King. Rove was one of President Bush's top advisors, but now Iowa's open Senate seat has one of America's top Republican operatives gearing up to fight one of his own, vetting candidates who have a history of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. And, that apparently includes Congressman Steve King.

Steven Law, the CEO of American Crossroads, told the New York Times:

"We're concerned about Steve King's Todd Akin problem....All of the things he's said are going to be hung around his neck," says Law.

Law is apparently referring to comments King made to Siouxland News during his congressional campaign last summer.

While most Republicans were distancing themselves from Akin, King came to Akin's defense and said he was unaware of any 12-year-old girls getting pregnant from statutory rape, or incest.

"Well I just haven't heard of that being a circumstance that's been brought to me in any personal way and I'd be open to hearing a discussion about that subject matter," King said in an interview to Siouxland News on August 20, 2012.

Now, with a Senate seat up for grabs in Iowa next year, American Crossroads wants to avoid a repeat of 2012.

"We had some really significant self destructive candidates, who ended up impacting others on the ballot too, like Todd Akin in Missouri and Richard Mourdock in Indiana and our goal is to see if we can try and find those conservative candidates who are going to be disciplined, who are going to raise the money, and be competitive in a general election," says Law.

(Excerpt) Read more at kmeg.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americancrossroads; indiana; iowa; karlrove; missouri; norinos; richardmourdock; rinos; rove; sayno2rinos; steveking; stevenlaw; teaparty; toddakin; tokyorove

1 posted on 02/06/2013 4:42:07 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Though I believe that Iowa is currently “lost”, if I were in IA, I let Rove know that his candidate can’t/WON’T win either. I’d guarantee it.


2 posted on 02/06/2013 4:45:21 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends



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3 posted on 02/06/2013 4:46:00 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Mozilla; All

Time to VET Tokyo Rove’s PAC donors and let them know we will boycott their businesses and employers.

List of Tokyo Rove’s donors:

http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/contrib_all.php?cmte=C00487363&type=A&cycle=2012


4 posted on 02/06/2013 4:47:57 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Paladin2

I thought Jim DeMint was going to be out here fighting with us but I haven’t heard a peep out of him.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 4:48:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mozilla

Guess is you want to be a republican candidate you’re gonna have to kiss Karl’s......ah.....ring.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 4:49:42 PM PST by DManA (0 ye)
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To: cripplecreek

“I thought Jim DeMint was going to be out here fighting with us but I haven’t heard a peep out of him.”

It’s only 2/6/2013 :-) ... there’s still plenty of infighting that needs to occur :-).


7 posted on 02/06/2013 4:50:23 PM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: Mozilla

Let’s see who Sarah Palin endorses! Her record is much, much better that Rove’s!

Rove’s American Crossroads outspent her Sarah PAC by hundreds of millions, yet her candidates won election and they’re not “moderates,” unless you want to call Governor’s Martinez of NM and Haley of SC “moderates” along with US Senator’s like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Her list of wins is much, much longer. I’m just citing four.

TEA Party, grassroots, strong Conservatives WIN almost every time, if not every time.


8 posted on 02/06/2013 4:51:16 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Mozilla

9 posted on 02/06/2013 4:51:34 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: jimbo123

I tried warning people about Adelson but he was backing their guy so they didn’t care about his support for gay marriage or abortion.

I don’t see Foster Freiss on that list.


10 posted on 02/06/2013 4:52:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mozilla

We outside IA don’t know Congressman Steve King. Is he conservative, what are his past comments which may be a problem, can he raise enough $ to be a contender?


11 posted on 02/06/2013 4:54:14 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Mozilla
"We had some really significant self destructive candidates, who ended up impacting others on the ballot too, like(")
Mitt Romney, Juan McCain, Bob Dole......
12 posted on 02/06/2013 4:56:34 PM PST by norton
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To: norton
Mitt Romney, Juan McCain, Bob Dole......

Did I forget to cite future destructive candidate Marco Rubio?

My bad.

13 posted on 02/06/2013 5:05:29 PM PST by norton
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To: norton
Mitt Romney, Juan McCain, Bob Dole......

Did I forget to cite future destructive candidate Marco Rubio?

My bad.

14 posted on 02/06/2013 5:05:48 PM PST by norton
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To: cripplecreek

Not really sure what DeMint plans to do, but he seemed to indicate that he had to leave the senate to get the message he wanted out there more effectively. DeMint felt the Heritage Foundation was the right vehicle for that.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 5:09:51 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: RicocheT

Steve King is a pretty conservative and a good person to have on your concern. I am sure since he is one of those who fights the establishment that will find something to after him with.


16 posted on 02/06/2013 5:13:47 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: norton

Perhaps we need to use Rove’s own words against him.
Create a video montage of all the words Rove spewed about Conservative candidates and his demand that we all needed to fall in line to back Rinos because Romney was the Only one who would beat Bronco Bamma.

Then send it to all his financial backers and ask them how many more millions do they want to waste on washed up “advisors” and losing Candidates.


17 posted on 02/06/2013 5:13:47 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Mozilla
Rove is an odious sow.

Using a bastardized form of political correctness to go after political "enemies" within their party, especially after continually losing their ass to obama, reveals the progressive nature of what passes as eGOP character, as well as who they play for.

These are the techniques he and team Romney used to clear the primary field for another obama win.

18 posted on 02/06/2013 5:24:35 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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Note to Karl Rove: stay the he!! OUT of this. You will only make things worse. We know the difference between a Barrow and a Boar,,and which one of them has nads,, and WHY. Don’t come into Iowa and try to explain politics to us,, we were knocking doors and putting up yard signs when you were still at some goofy frat party drinking grape juice and grain alcohol mixed up in a garbage can. XXXXX Granny


19 posted on 02/06/2013 6:40:06 PM PST by Iowa Granny (Clintion ruined a dress, but Obama ruined a Nation.)
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To: Mozilla

Rove/Soros already attacking Conservative candidates

Any you know we will have PhonyCon Liberals on here trying to compare King w Akin....you know it will happen. The same Hannity/Rove/Fox News Liberals will be attacking.

Steve King would make a fine Senator...and he ca beat two Liberal challengers


20 posted on 02/06/2013 6:42:17 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Iowa Granny

The arrogance of these people is staggering. Don’t they know that the people can pick their own candidate? I thought that was supposed to be the method we used in the U.S. We don’t need these “persons” making such decisions. I’m really fed up with people telling me what to do from food to president.


21 posted on 02/06/2013 10:06:34 PM PST by WVNan
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