ecause we believe it’s time for a change in the U.S. House seat from Iowa’s 4th District and because we believe he represents a strong alternative choice to incumbent Steve King for Republicans, The Journal editorial board today endorses the candidacy of Randy Feenstra in the June 2 primary election.
In our view, Feenstra – a three-term state senator from Hull in conservative stronghold Sioux County who possesses additional experience in public service at local and county levels of government, as well as in business – checks all the right boxes in terms of stands on issues, including domestic economic and social issues, important to majority Republicans in the 4th District. (He earned the personal endorsement of Bob Vander Plaats, president and chief executive officer of The Family Leader, endorsements from the National Right to Life Committee and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and an “A” rating by the NRA).
Any effort to argue Feenstra isn’t a conservative Republican is, well, laughable. Party members should feel more than comfortable having him carry their banner and take their message into the fall general election campaign against Democrat J.D. Scholten.