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March 16th, 2013

Congressman King Embraces Social Conservatism at CPAC

Iowa Congressman Steve King defended traditional values when he took the stage Saturday at CPAC. The conservative firebrand made it clear that he will continue to stand up for life and marriage, despite attacks from the left wing. King noted the millions of dollars used against him in the 2012 race by Christie Vilsack and her liberal allies.

“I didn’t run on jobs and the economy,” King said. “A bunch of people who have backed away from these challenges don’t realize that I’m still here standing.”

Iowa’s Fourth District Congressman also took a jab at Karl Rove, who has formed a new political organization aimed at preventing “controversial” candidates, like Steve King, from winning Republican primaries in U.S. Senate races.

“Our job is to step up and defend our values and the full spectrum of constitutional conservatism,” he said.

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