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Steve King has said some pretty offensive things in his time in Washington.

To remind the voters of the real Steve King, we've put together a "TOP 10" list of the most ridiculous, offensive, and down-right stupid things King has said. Each week, we'll work to raise $1,000 online to cross one off and to help silence him in November. Full list below, but here is number ten:

  1. King has referred to unions as "economic weapons of mass destruction."

Unions are the backbone of American society and fought for values like the 40-hour workweek and safe work places. It's offensive that he'd compare them to "weapons of mass destruction," unions spent a generation building the middle class. Help cross off King's item #10 by chipping in $5 or more today!

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I'm working to run a positive campaign and to revitalize our economy but these statements are part of Steve King's record and sadly reflect his poor representation in Congress. Here is the full list:

  1. King stated that American treatment of Iraqis in Abu Ghraib "amounts to hazing."
  1. King called Senator Joseph McCarthy a "great-American hero."
  1. King argued that President Obama "has a default mechanism that favors blacks," and has charged that the administration has a racial bias.
  1. Steve King in a recent editorial indicated that Democrats are acting like Pontius Pilate in wanting to legislate comprehensive immigration reform and washing their hands of the consequences. Pontius Pilate was the Roman administrator that sent Jesus Christ to his death.
  1. Steve King who had this to say on the subject of calling members of Congress "faggots" and "n__[racial slur]" after the health-care debate:"I just don't think it's anything," King said, emphasizing that the incidents were isolated. "There are a lot of places in this country that I couldn't walk through. I wouldn't live to get to the other end of it."
  1. King was the only member of Congress to oppose a measure to honor the role slaves played in building the U.S. Capitol in the Visitors Center.
  1. King, after hearing about a suicide attack on a federal building in Austin, said "I understand the deep frustration with the I.R.S," empathizing with an act of domestic terrorism that killed a Vietnam veteran, and injured several others.
  1. King, on hearing Congressman Barton's apology for the BP escrow fund, said "I think Joe Barton was spot-on when he called it a 'shakedown.'"
  1. King opposes the Treasury's efforts to fight tax evasion in international structures as it "squeezes the rich." The Treasury program King opposes follows-up on a UBS agreement to pay a $780 million fine to settle charges it helped individuals evade U.S. taxes.
  1. King has referred to unions as "economic weapons of mass destruction."

Click here to contribute $5 or more to help us cross off Steve King item #10!

Thanks again for supporting my campaign.

I hope with your help, we'll be able to restore common-sense leadership to Iowa.

Fight on,

Matt Campbell

Originally posted to Matt Campbell for a Strong Middle Class on Thu Aug 12, 2010 at 10:14 AM PDT.

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