Northwest Iowa — Iowans will go to the polls this coming Tuesday, June 2nd, in the 2020 Primary election. Area Republicans will have one more opportunity to comparison-shop the candidates seeking the 4th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives Friday night, when they take part in a debate that will be aired on KIWA-FM 105.3, with live streamed video available on our website, kiwaradio.com.
The candidates for the Republican nomination in the 4th District are: the incumbent, Congressman Steve King, of Kiron; who is being challenged by State Senator Randy Feenstra, of Hull; Arnolds Park businessman Steve Reeder, former Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor, of Sioux City; and Businessman Bret Richards, of Irwin.
On Tuesday, Republican voters will select one of the five to face off against Democrat JD Scholten, of Sioux City, who is running unopposed in the Democratic primary. Scholten squared off against King in the 2018 general election, with the incumbent Republican winning by a slim margin.
With five candidates in the Republican race, to win the primary outright, one candidate must receive at least 35% of the vote. If that doesn’t happen, the race will go to the 4th District Republican Convention, where convention delegates will choose a winner to face off against Scholten in November.
Friday night’s debate has been organized, and is sponsored by, the Republican Central Committees of O’Brien, Sioux, Osceola, Lyon and Plymouth counties, and will run from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. You can see the debate, which is being held in a virtual format, by going to kiwaradio.com, where live streaming video will be available, or you can hear it by tuning in to KIWA-FM 105.3.
Please join the event’s Moderator, KIWA’s Tom Traughber, along with the Republican candidates for the 4th District congressional nomination, Friday night from 7:00 to 8:30 on FM-105.3, or at kiwaradio.com.
The video will be posted on this page when the debate starts or on KIWA’s Facebook Page