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Another one bought and paid for by the Koch Brothers
AMES, IA – Congressman Steve King has represented Iowa for ten years. He says he shares Iowans’ values and claims that he “says what we’re thinking,” but his record and his statements over the years paint a different picture.
While King tries to hide his record of voting against Iowa values and the middle class, he’s getting some help all the way from Virginia. Next week, a group with the innocuous name “America’s Road Ahead” will begin airing dishonest attack ads against Christie Vilsack. Here’s everything you need to know about this group that is trying to buy this election for Congressman King, all the way from a $2 million mansion in Virginia.
No, UPS isn’t running attack ads from their store in Sioux City, this is the address listed for the group’s organization in Iowa, called Iowa’s Road Ahead.
Unlike their Iowa “office,” America’s Road Ahead does have a real address. This is where Virginia comes in. According to the FEC, America’s Road Ahead is registered at 1127 Walker Road, Great Falls, Virginia.
According to a search of Fairfax County, Virginia property records, that address is a $1.67 million mansion belonging to Steven Mullins and his wife. According to his LinkedIn profile, Steven Mullins is the former CFO of Americans for Prosperity, the Koch Brothers’ special interest group with close ties to Congressman King. Today, Mullins is the CFO of Farragut Capital Partners, a Maryland-based investment firm.
The only Iowa connection the group seems to have are the few people who have donated to America’s Road Ahead to fund these attacks: Frank Brownwell, $10,000; Milt Dakovich, $1,000; Mark Doll, $500; David Kochel, $500; Michael Cassaday, $250.
Iowa is a great place to live and raise a family. We don’t blame Mr. Mullins for wanting to pretend to be an Iowan, but we don’t think Iowans have any interest in this type of blatant dishonesty. This election should be decided on the issues, and which candidate has a stronger vision for Iowa’s future. It should not be decided by someone operating from a $2 million mansion in Virginia as a front for Congressman King’s anti-middle class benefactors.
Congressman King should condemn this attempt to disguise a special interest Super PAC as a grassroots organization just down the street and call on them to stop running dishonest attack ads. This isn’t the election Iowans deserve.
Republican Congressman Steve King (of dog fight fame & best friend of Todd Akin) vs. Christie Vilsack, Democrat