(Wall Lake, IA) Republicans in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District continued to outpace Democrats in absentee ballot requests for the week ending October 25, 2014. According to Iowa’s Secretary of State, 4th District Republican absentee ballot requests for the 2014 General Election to date total 47,032 and Democrats requests total 35,727. More importantly, Republicans have returned 34,208 ballots to their county auditors with their votes compared to 24,381 returned by Democrats so far. Republicans have requested 11,305 more absentee ballots to date than Democrats this cycle; two years ago the Republican advantage on this date was 417 absentee ballots.
“We are encouraged and pleased by the success of the early voting effort made by our campaign along with the Republican Party of Iowa. It shows the desire of Republicans to re-elect Steve King as well as other conservatives up and down the ticket,” remarked Michael Stevens, King for Congress Campaign Manager.
More evidence of King’s momentum comes in the form of newspaper endorsements from the Sioux City Journal, Fort Dodge Messenger, Webster City Freeman Journal, and Estherville News last week.
Fort Dodge Messenger: “Let’s keep Steve King in Congress. He works very hard to help make rural Iowa prosperous.”
Webster City Freeman Journal: “The nature of the northwestern Iowa economy makes keeping King the 4th District’s representative in Congress important. His committee assignments put him at the very center of decision making about agricultural issues.”
Sioux City Journal: “We believe King reflects the values and wishes of most district constituents and he champions key district sectors, priorities and initiatives, including agriculture, the renewable fuels industry, Missouri River flood mitigation and four-laning of Highway 20.”
Estherville News: “King’s national notoriety tends to obscure the fact that he is an effective voice in the nation’s capital for a set of local issues vitally important to Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.”
“With a week left until the General Election, King for Congress is positioned to perform strongly. With a solid financial position and exceptional candidate who knows, understands, and represents his constituents very well, we’re confident and look forward to meeting with more voters this week,” Stevens added.
Also King leads Democrat Jim Mowrer by 12 points among likely voters in the Loras College Poll released today. In releasing the poll data, officials from Loras College called King’s advantage a “sizable lead.” Results reflect a 3 point gain for King over the September Loras Poll and an increase in the margin over his opponent.
“Steve has consistently held a commanding lead throughout this election, in spite of the vast quantity of liberal money and attacks lobbed in his direction,” Stevens said. “A double-digit lead in this poll reflects the depth of support we enjoy across the 4th District. Our campaign will continue firing on all cylinders and Steve will be out talking to voters at every opportunity this week, listening to his constituents and sharing his passion for serving another term in the U.S. House.”