Contributions are drying up for embattled GOP Iowa Rep. Steve King’s reelection campaign, the Daily Beast reported.
According to the news outlet, he hasn’t gotten a single contribution this year from a political action committee associated with a sitting member of Congress, and that corporate PACs and interest groups have shunned him.
The outlet reported that through the first six months of the year, King received two contributions from third party political entities: $2,000 donations from PACs associated with two former members of Congress, Lamar Smith of Texas and Todd Akin of Missouri.
Comments about white supremacy and abortion have cast a pall over the candidate, the outlet noted. And as he faces the toughest campaign since he was first elected in 2002, he’s got just $18,365 in the bank as of the end of June — the least cash on hand he’s ever reported after the first six months of a cycle, the Daily Beast reported.
King’s Republican primary opponent, state Sen. Randy Feenstra, has endorsements from influential Iowans such as evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats, who has reported $337,314.30 cash on hand, the outlet reported.
Far from supporting King’s re-election, top Republicans are pressuring him to resign. Rep. Liz Cheney, the fourth-ranking House Republican official, reiterated those calls last week after King made outlandish comments opposing abortion for rape victims.
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