//Author Stephen King tells Iowans to vote out Steve King: ‘I’m tired of being confused with this racist dumbbell’

Author Stephen King tells Iowans to vote out Steve King: ‘I’m tired of being confused with this racist dumbbell’

Legendary horror author Stephen King is urging Iowans to vote out Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingNYT updates Steve King story to call his remarks ‘racist’ Poll: Iowa voters favor Democrats for control of the House Election Day: An hour-by-hour viewer’s guide MORE (Iowa), the GOP lawmaker with whom he shares a name.

“Iowans, for personal reasons I hope you’ll vote Steve King out,” he tweeted. “I’m tired of being confused with this racist dumbbell.”

The congressman has come under renewed scrutiny over his inflammatory remarks about immigration and race, and his association with white nationalist figures.

The New York Times issued a correction on Saturday updating a report to call his remarks “racist” instead of “racially tinged.”

He is currently engaged in an unexpectedly close race with Democrat J.D. Scholten, after a number of companies announced that they will now longer contribute to King’s campaign.

Rep. Steve StiversSteven (Steve) Ernst StiversNYT updates Steve King story to call his remarks ‘racist’ Democrat running against Steve King raised over 0K in past week AT&T will no longer donate to Rep. Steve King MORE (R-Ohio), the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, condemned Steve King’s recent comments, calling some of his behavior “completely inappropriate.”

Stephen King has been a repeated and harsh critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls Gillum ‘not equipped’ to be Florida governor Midterm stakes high for Silicon Valley Republicans put in bind over preexisting conditions MORE and Republicans.