DES MOINES, Iowa — The only debate involving Iowa’s candidates in the Fourth Congressional District may not happen after all.
Republican Steve King is running for re-election against Jim Mowrer. King is threatening to pull-out of their debate because of a Mowrer campaign ad claiming King voted to give himself free health care for life.
King says the claim is false and that he pays 47-percent of the cost of his health care premiums.
In a statement the King campaign says it will quote, “Be forced to reconsider its participation in the IPTV debate if these grossly inaccurate ads are not removed with a formal apology.”
According to the Mowrer campaign, King shouldn’t hold his breath waiting for an apology, “With a record of cutting benefits for Iowans while keeping creature comforts for himself, it’s no surprise that Congressman King would have a meltdown when asked to defend his record.”
The debate is scheduled for October 23rd — as of now.