House Majority PAC, AFSCME, SEIU to Air New Ad Hitting Steve King for Being Out for Himself, Not Iowa

August 9, 2012

Spot to Run for Two Weeks as Part of Six-Figure Buy in Des Moines and Sioux City Markets

Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC, SEIU and AFSCME today announced that the three groups are joining forces to air a new TV spot showing how, after spending nearly a decade in Congress, Steve King is only looking out for himself, not hardworking Iowans.

The new ad – the second spot in a joint four-week, $400,000 buy in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District – begins running today in the Des Moines and Sioux City markets and will continue through August 23. It holds King accountable for looking out for himself at the expense of Iowans: voting time after to time to raise his own pay, using taxpayer funds to lease a luxury SUV and taking regular taxpayer- and special interest-funded trips while voting against raising the minimum wage.

“Just one look at his record of taxpayer-funded pay raises, travel and transportation and it’s obvious Steve King is looking for out for himself, not the Iowans he’s supposed to represent,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC.  “Thanks to a partnership with our allies on this effort, voters across western and central Iowa will hear all about how much Steve King has lost touch with the Hawkeye State.”

“Steve King is out of touch with the challenges facing hard working Iowa families.  It is past time that his constituents know the truth about his radical agenda and his voting record,” stated AFSCME Assistant Political Director Seth Johnson. “Together with House Majority PAC and SEIU, we are doing our part to get out the real story about Congressman King to Iowa voters.”

“Voters want Congress to focus on creating good jobs now but Steve King has shown that’s not his priority,” said SEIU National Political Director Brandon Davis. “Christie Vilsack will stand up for hard working men and women of Iowa and end the King tradition of only catering to the wealthiest.”

The first spot in this four-week paid media campaign began running in Des Moines and Sioux City on July 23. The ad, jointly financed by House Majority PAC, AFSCME and SEIU, emphasized Democrat Christie Vilsack’s independence and record of working across party lines.