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Stephen King lets Iowa know he’s tired of being confused with Steve King

Horror novelist Stephen King has revealed his own living nightmare: being confused with Republican Iowa congressman Steve King. The similarly named author tweeted Sunday: “Iowans, for personal reasons I hope you’ll vote Steve King out. I’m tired of being confused with this racist dumbbell.”

Rep. King has a history of making racist remarks and associating with white supremacists. He supported Faith Goldy, a white nationalist candidate for mayor of Toronto and has ties to the far-right Austria Freedom party. The Anti-Defamation League last week asked House speaker Paul Ryan to formally censure King over alleged anti-Semitic words and actions.

The race in King’s district has become surprisingly close, with recent polls showing he has just a one point lead over his Democratic opponent JD Scholten. Trump won the district by 27 points in 2016.

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