The political arm of HSUS is reportedly devoting nearly $500,000 to ensuring King doesn’t return for a sixth term in Congress.
Michael Markarian, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, accused King of routinely speaking against animal protection policies and trying to defeat them.
King’s campaign says HSUS is after him because he stands in the way of (their) “clear agenda of passing more burdensome government regulations down to America’s farmers……”
King is running against Democrat Christie Vilsack in the newly redrawn Fourth District.
HSUS tried to give Vilsack a $1000 donation, but the campaign declined the money. It has a policy of not accepting donations from groups that lobby the U.S. Agriculture Department, headed by Vilsack’s husband, Tom.