Randy Feenstra Wins, Keeping Steve King’s Iowa Seat in G.O.P. Hands

first_imgIn 2018, Mr. Scholten lost by three percentage points to Mr. King in a district Mr. Trump had carried by nearly 30 points in 2016.His narrow loss then in part reflected the growing toxicity of Mr. King, who has a long history of racist remarks and denigration of racial minorities. For years, he has ridiculed multiculturalism, vilified undocumented immigrants and met with leaders of far-right groups. Randy Feenstra, a Republican state senator, won election to represent northwest Iowa in Congress on Tuesday, five months after his primary victory over Representative Steve King, whose history of racist comments had made him an embarrassment to the party. According to The Associated Press, Mr. Feenstra, 51, a social conservative, was turning back by a large margin a spirited campaign from J.D. Scholten, 40, a Democrat and supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders who nearly defeated Mr. King two years ago. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Mr. Feenstra was outspent by Mr. Scholten — $2.3 million to $1.6 million — in the conservative district, but the Republican was aided by nearly $500,000 in outside spending. While Mr. Scholten was a favorite of progressives, he stressed his independent streak during the general election race. He told voters he had backed away from the Green New Deal after learning that farmers had not been consulted during the creation of the plan to shift America away from reliance on fossil fuels. “They didn’t include rural. They didn’t include farmers. That’s why it’s a nonstarter for me,” Mr. Scholten told Mr. Feenstra last month during a debate. “Don’t come at me with that. I don’t support the Green New Deal. I’ve been very damn clear.” – Advertisement – In 2019, Mr. King was stripped of his committee assignments after he said during an interview with The New York Times: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”At the time, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, told Mr. King to “find another line of work.”Mr. King wrote on Twitter early Tuesday that he supported Mr. Trump’s re-election, but could not bring himself to vote for Mr. Feenstra. “I enthusiastically voted for Trump first thing this morning but I couldn’t get my hand to fill in the oval for the Republican nominee for Congress,” he wrote. While Republican leaders saw Mr. Feenstra as less incendiary than Mr. King, the incoming congressman shares many of his predecessor’s policy views. Mr. Feenstra has pledged to fight to build President Trump’s border wall with Mexico, ban “sanctuary cities,” “fight against the liberal agenda” and defund Planned Parenthood. In a recent debate, he said marriage was “between one man and one woman.” He also sought to paint Mr. Scholten, a former professional baseball player who at 6-foot-6 stands one inch taller than Mr. Feenstra, as beholden to “liberal coastal elites.” Mr. Feenstra’s victory over Mr. Scholten was a bright spot for Republicans. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Raiders owner Mark Davis gives ‘heartless’ interview after final game in Oakland

first_img“I’ve already been there in 1982 when we left the first time,” said Davis to Oakland news station KTVU. “So it is not that big of a deal now.”#Raiders fans deserve more than this from an owner. Sad. pic.twitter.com/KdECPMbIOr— Cameron Cleveland (@CamCleve2) December 16, 2019MORE: Why are the Raiders moving to Las Vegas:?Raiders fans were not happy with Davis’ comments.This has everything you’d expect from Mark Davis:1. Heartless2. Soulless3. Clueless about PR4. Clownish wardrobe straight outta “Dumb & Dumber”5. Deeply stupid6. Can barely put a single sentence together.7. A public embarrassment https://t.co/PQ8Gud4x4E— Chris De Benedetti (@CDeBenedetti) December 16, 2019Can’t even come up with literally anything to say…pathetic. What a joke.— Danna (@rockridgeAsfan) December 16, 2019Mark Davis is an asshole. This is precisely why cities need to stop giving welfare to @NFL teams. Look at Stan Kroenke. He left St. Louis high and dry. Spanos screwed San Diego. Both bolted for LA. These owners don’t give a damn about these cities. They care about $$$. https://t.co/MEoKciTl8b— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) December 17, 2019Mark Davis can kick rocks. Looking forward to when the NFL takes the team from him and Jerry gets to sell it to one of his buddies. pic.twitter.com/5guPMuqxfo— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dieter) December 16, 2019Despite being a very wealthy person, tact is something Mark Davis does not possess, nor can he purchase it pic.twitter.com/Kp3OPmSf9B— Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) December 16, 2019I would not wish relocation on any fan base ever it’s devastating. Be thankful most of you are fans of teams whose owners appreciate loyalty. Mark Davis is the scum of the earth.— Roddy (@TheRoddyP) December 16, 2019Mark Davis sucks. #RaiderNation https://t.co/21sM2muFee— Andrew Shannon (@daSHANNIMAL) December 16, 2019 Raiders owner Mark Davis is being called heartless for his interview following the Raiders’ final game in Oakland.Davis was asked to share his feelings about the team moving to Las Vegas — and he had some interesting words about leaving.last_img read more

Vacancy: Full-time position for a Qualified Motor Mechanic/Technician

first_imgOn behalf of our client, we are seeking to recruit a Full-Time (Qualified) Motor Mechanic/Technician for their busy workshop in the Letterkenny area.The RoleIn this position you will repair vehicles to manufacturer’s specifications, diagnose faults promptly and accurately and ensure that vehicles are repaired within the set timeframe and to a high standard. The ideal candidate for this position must:• Be a Fully Qualified Motor Mechanic/Technician• Have a full clean driving licence• Have a minimum of 1 year experience in a similar role• Be a proactive worker who is self-motivated• Have the ability to work to deadlinesIf you feel that you match the criteria for the above role, and you are trustworthy, reliable and flexible, then you may be the person we are looking for.Our client can offer you: • A competitive salary commensurate with experience• A friendly working environmentIf you are interested in applying for this position then please send your CV and a Cover Letter via email to [email protected] date for receipt of application is Friday 25th May, 2018All applications will be dealt with promptly and in the strictest of confidence.Vacancy: Full-time position for a Qualified Motor Mechanic/Technician was last modified: May 10th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:jobMECHANICwantedlast_img read more