Mitt Romney’s appearance with Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is getting some negative attention:
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) Sept. 7, 2012
(Navarro worked on Hispanic outreach for John McCain’s 2008 campaign).
King is very conservative, and his views on immigration in particular would likely turn off Hispanic voters. The congressman threatened to sue the White House over an executive order that halted deportations for some young undocumented immigrants. Not long ago he compared the immigration process to picking the best dogs. On the other hand, King championed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a leading voice on immigration policy in the GOP, as a potential Romney running mate.
But it’s not so surprising that Romney is touting King’s reelection. King endorsed Romney on a Republican National Committee conference call and recently told Iowans that the presidential candidate’s campaign has come to him for advice.