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Says Steve King ‘has been livestock producer’s greatest ally in Congress’

November 4, 2012
Messenger News

To the editor:

Out-of-state special interest groups are spending millions of dollars in Iowa to influence the election for the 4th District Congressional seat, a race between Congressman Steve King and challenger Christie Vilsack. We don't need interference of the Humane Society of the United States yet its here.

While most Iowans assume a Humane Society would have as its mission the protection of pets and animals, the Humane Society of the United States has another goal. They want to end animal agriculture as we know it in our country.

HSUS is not about saving dogs and cats. They are intent on destroying the livelihood of Iowa's pork, beef, and poultry producers. In the race for the 4th Congressional District, who do you think opposes HSUS mission and advocates for Iowa's livestock producers? It's Congressman Steve King. He has been endorsed and supported by all the major ag commodity groups plus Iowa and American Farm Bureau, Growth Energy, and won awards from ethanol and wind groups.

Because Congressman King has consistently and effectively taken on HSUS and won, beating back their anti-meat agenda and protecting our livelihood, they are now targeting him with negative television ads. Don't be fooled when you see false, defamatory ads claiming Congressman King is everything but what is true a stalwart defender of livestock producers businesses as well as our ability to make meat a part of our diets as we choose.

Meanwhile, HSUS supports Christie Vilsack's campaign. Her ideology more closely aligns with HSUS anti-Iowa, anti-rural mentality than what you and I believe.

Remember, you can't believe everything you see on television. And remember Congressman Steve King has been livestock producer's greatest ally in Congress, working hard, smart, and with vision to help us grow the rural economy and preserve all that is great about our state.

Jerry Tweeten

Forest City



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