Steve King In 2016? Immigration Hawk Travels To South Carolina

AP

Rep. Steve King, the Iowa Republican who has made national headlines recently for claiming that for every young undocumented immigrant who becomes a valedictorian, there are 100 more who cross the border as drug mules, may be the latest person to throw his hat into the 2016 presidential ring. 

The immigration hawk is quietly planning meetings with GOP leaders and activists this month in South Carolina, an early primary state, CNN reported Tuesday. 

He will also attend the Charleston Meeting, a closed door event with right-leaning politicians and business leaders. Sources told CNN that the event is organized by author and activist Mallory Factor. 

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