Controversial racist U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) yesterday sent a fundraising email to his supporters asking them to give money to help him defend himself. King has been under fire since he made comments in a New York Times interview saying that terms such as “white supremacist” should not be considered offensive.
On Thursday, Rekha Basu, a columnist for the Des Moines Register took to her Facebook page to openly complain about Ernst canceling a scheduled meeting with the newspaper's editorial board.
The Des Moines Register released their new 2012 GOP poll for the state of Iowa today, and as expected the three most well known names, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Sarah Palin lead the pack. What is a surprise isn't the overwhelming favorability of Romney, but the high unfavorabilily rating for Palin, who is not favored by 39% of the state's Republicans.