(Le Mars) — Former State Representative Ralph Klemme of Le Mars officially announced on Friday that he is supporting Congressman Steve King and is endorsing King for his candidacy seeking re-election to represent Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. King is facing competition from his own Republican
party as State Senator Randy Feenstra of Hull, Former Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor, and former Irwin mayor Bret Richards are all trying to unseat the long-term Congressman. Klemme told the gathering of nearly 40 people at the American Bank that the upcoming primary election is important, not only for northwest Iowa, but the entire state, and the entire
nation. Klemme says primary elections can be nasty.
The former state representative then listed the qualities he sees in Steve King.
King and Klemme worked together when both were in the state legislature during the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Klemme was in the state House of Representatives while King was in the State Senate. King says he has always admired the morals and character of Ralph Klemme.
King was asked by reporters what the endorsement from Ralph Klemme would mean to his campaign?
KLEM radio reached out to Ralph Klemme and asked how he came to the conclusion of endorsing Steve King?
This marks the first time, Klemme had made a public announcement for his endorsement. Klemme explains why he chose to make a public announcement.
The former state representative says he is hopeful his public announcement supporting Congressman King will benefit his campaign.
Klemme believes the primary will be a tough race, and he is encouraging everyone to work hard and to support Steve King for re-election to Congress.