King Says Run-offs To Decide Party Nominees Might Be Better System

Date posted - June 8, 2014

Johnston, Iowa — Congressman Steve King says it may be time to change Iowa law and establish a run-off between the top two Primary Election vote-getters if no candidate gets 35 percent in the Primary.Congressman Steve King Official King had to go through a nominating convention back in 2002 when he won 30 percent support in the fifth congressional district primary that year. Six Republican Primary candidates are facing a nominating convention on June 21st in Creston for the G-O-P’s nomination in the 3rd congressional district.

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King suggests there’s too much possibility to mischief at a nominating convention.

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Republican Party rules allow anyone to be nominated at the district convention on the 14th, but King does not expect anyone other than the candidates who ran in the primary to be nominated.

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King made his comments during taping of the Iowa Press program, which aired this weekend on Iowa Public Television.

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