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Steve King Political Trivia Questions

 

Who is Steven King?
A: Steven Arnold King (born May 28, 1949) is an American politician serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Iowa's 4th congressional district.

King is a member of which political party?
A: The Republican Party.

How long has he served in Congress?
A: Since 2003.

King is a staunch opponent of what?
A: Immigration and multiculturalism.

He has stirred controversy by making statements that have been described as what?
A: Racist.

During the 2018 campaign, what did the NRCC, House Republicans' campaign arm, do?
A: It withdrew funding for King's re-election campaign.

The NRCC chairman condemned what?
A: King's conduct.

The Anti-Defamation League, an organization founded to oppose anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry, has denounced him and called for him to what?
A: Be censured.

When was King was born?
A: On May 28, 1949.

Where was he born?
A: In Storm Lake, Iowa.

Who were his parents?
A: He was the son of Mildred Lila, a homemaker, and Emmett A. King, a state police dispatcher.

Of what ancestry is his father?
A: Irish and German ancestry.

His mother has Welsh roots, as well as what?
A: American ancestry going back to the colonial era.

His grandmother was an immigrant from where?
A: Germany.

What high school did King graduate from in 1967?
A: Fom Denison Community High School.

In 1972, whom did he marry?
A: Marilyn Kelly.

How many children do they have?
A: Three.

Though raised Methodist, King attends his wife's Catholic church, having what?
A: Converted 17 years after marrying her.

His son Jeff King (a consultant) has been active in what?
A: His political campaigns.

King attended Northwest Missouri State University from 1967 to 1970, and was a member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity, majoring in math and biology, but did not what?
A: Graduate.
King's involvement with the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors' Association led to what?
A: Regional and national offices in that organization and a growing interest in public policy.

In 1996 he was elected to Iowa's what?
A: 6th Senate district.

Who did he defeat in the primary?
A: Incumbent Senator Wayne Bennett.

Who did he defeat in the general election?
A: Democrat Eileen Heiden.

In 2000, he won what?
A: Reelection to a second term, defeating Democratic nominee Dennis Ryan.

When did King serve as an Iowa state senator?
A: From 1996 to 2002.

He assisted in eliminating what tax?
A: The inheritance tax.

He authored and passed into law workplace what?
A: Drug testing.

He worked for passing a law that made English what?
A: The official language in Iowa.

In May 2001 where did King visit?
A: Cuba.

In 2002, after redistricting, King, where did run for an open seat?
A: In Iowa's 5th congressional district.

The incumbent, fellow Republican Tom Latham, had his home drawn into what?
A: The reconfigured 4th district.

King finished first in the four-way Republican primary with what percentage of the vote?
A: 31%.

King won the general election, defeating whom?
A: Council Bluffs city councilman Paul Shomshor.

He won all the counties in the predominantly Republican district except which one?
A: Pottawattamie.

King won reelection to a second term, defeating whom?
A: Democratic candidate Joyce Schulte, 63%–37%.

He won all the counties in the district except which one?
A: Clarke.

In 2006, King won reelection to a third term, defeating whom?
A: Schulte again, 59%–36%.

He won all the counties in the district except what two?
A: Clarke and Union.

King won reelection to a fourth term, defeating whom?
A: Democratic candidate Rob Hubler, 60%–37%.

For the first time in his career he won what?
A: All 32 counties in his district.

King won reelection to a fifth term, defeating whom?
A: Matt Campbell, 66%–32%.

Iowa lost a district as a result of what?
A: The 2010 census.

King's district was renumbered the 4th, and pushed well to the east, absorbing what?
A: Mason City and Ames.

Where did this place King and his predecessor, Latham?
A: In the same district.

Latham opted to move to the reconfigured 3rd District to challenge whom?
A: Democratic incumbent Leonard Boswell.

The reconfigured district was, at least on paper, much more what?
A: Competitive than King's old district.

The new 4th was also mostly new to him; he retained what percentage of his former territory?
A: Only 45%

Geographically it was more Latham's district than King's; it closely resembled what territory?
A: The territory that Latham had represented from 1995 to 2003.

Soon afterward, former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack, the wife of former governor and then current U.S. agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack, announced what?
A: That she was moving to the new 4th to challenge King.

King received the endorsement of Mitt Romney, who said what?
A: "I'm looking here at Steve King because this man needs to be your congressman again. I want him as my partner in Washington, D.C."

King won reelection to a sixth term, defeating Vilsack by how much?
A: 53%–45%.

King won all but seven counties, none of which he had previously what?
A: Represented: Webster, Boone, Story, Chickasaw, Floyd, Cerro Gordo, and Winnebago.

On May 3, 2013, King announced that he would what?
A: Not run for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

During the 110th Congress, King voted with the majority of the Republican Party what percentage of the time?
A: 90.9% of the time.

He has continuously voted for Iraq War legislation, supported surge efforts and opposed a what?
A: A time table for troop withdrawals.

During the 112th United States Congress King was one of 40 "staunch" members of the Republican Study Committee who frequently what?
A: Voted against Republican party leadership and vocally expressed displeasure with House bills.

In August 2015, King was named what?
A: The least effective member of Congress by Inside Gov due to his persistent failures to get legislation out of committee.

King has a 100% rating from whom?
A: The National Right to Life Committee, indicating an anti-abortion voting record.

King has also voted against allowing what?
A: Human embryonic stem cell research.

He supports the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would ban what?
A: Federal funding of abortions except in cases of what the bill calls "forcible rape".

This would remove the coverage from Medicaid that covers abortions for whom?
A: Victims of statutory rape or incest.

King sponsored legislation to ban abortion of a fetus that has a what?
A: A detectable heartbeat, which can in some cases occur as early as 6 weeks (before many women know they are pregnant).

A physician who performs a prohibited abortion would be subject to what?
A: A fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

King opposes stricter regulations on what?
A: Gun ownership.

In 2017, King said that a bill to close the so-called "gun show loophole" and add background checks for individuals who bought guns at gun shows would ruin what?
A: "Christmas at the Kings".

In 2018, King criticized 18-year old Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez, attempting to tie her to what?

A: Communist Cuba.

In 2018, he said that guns should not be blamed for gun violence, but rather what?
A: Video games, cultural changes, lack of prayer in schools, gun-free zones, family break-ups, and Ritalin.

He was one of 39 members of the House to vote against an upgrade of penalties for what?
A: Transporting fighting animals across state lines in 2007.

What score did King receive on the 2012 Humane Society Legislative Fund's Humane Scorecard?
A: A score of zero.

In July 2012, King introduced an amendment to the House Farm Bill that would legalize previously banned animal agriculture practices such as what?
A: Tail-docking, putting arsenic in chicken feed, and keeping impregnated pigs in small crates.

On October 7, 2014, King was one of 19 members of Congress inducted into the LGBT civil rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign's "Hall of Shame" for his opposition to what?
A: LGBT equality.

King has also called for the abolishment of civil what?
A: Marriage.

King is a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and has led attempts to what?
A: Repeal it.

King also has voted against each stimulus bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, saying what?
A: "Our economy will not recover because government spends more. It will recover because people produce more."

King gained prominence as one of 11 in Congress to vote against the $52 billion Hurricane Katrina aid package, claiming what?
A: Fiscal responsibility and a need for a comprehensive plan for spending aid money.

King has dismissed concern over global warming, calling it a what?
A: A "religion" and claiming efforts to address climate change are useless.