Advertising Campaign Launched Today Targets Steve King’s Controversial Immigration Statements

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Newspaper, Online Ads call on King to apologize, ask constituents to join nearly 15,000 who signed anti-King petition

DES MOINES — Progress Iowa today began running newspaper and online advertisements to hold Congressman Steve King accountable for his controversial statements about immigration, comparing the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to the effect of undocumented workers. To view the newspaper ad, click here:

The newspaper ads will run today across Iowa’s 4th congressional district in the Sioux City Journal, Mason City Globe Gazette, Ames Tribune, and in Congressman King’s hometown paper, the Storm Lake Times, along with targeted online ads running across the district.

“Congressman King has a nasty habit of embarrassing Iowans with hateful, divisive statements,” said Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa. “Our ad campaign will remind King’s constituents who is representing them in Congress, and hopefully spur them to action, to call and email his office, and demand that he apologize for comparing immigrants to the attacks of 9/11. King’s dishonest statements do not represent the values of everyday Iowans, and he should apologize immediately.”

King has received repeated criticism for his hateful statements, whether comparing immigrants to dogs, politicizing the Boston Marathon bombing, and most recently after comparing immigrants to 9/11 at an event in mid-September.

Nearly 15,000 have signed the Progress Iowa petition demanding that King apologize.



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Progress Iowa advertisement running in the Sioux City Journal, Mason City Globe Gazette, Ames Tribune, and Storm Lake Times