Conservative Steve King won't stay out of Colorado

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is determined to make things awkward for Colorado House candidate Cory Gardner (R).

King was uninvited from a weekend fundraiser and a Tea Party rally he was scheduled to attend with Gardner, who's vying to challenge Rep. Betsy Markey (D-Colo.). The freshman Democrat is a top target for the GOP this cycle.

King's controversial statements about how President Barack Obama favors blacks over whites were thought to have prompted the scheduling change.

King, undaunted, will still travel to Colorado this weekend, according to The Coloradoan newspaper.

He's set to speak Saturday in Loveland at a rally for a newly formed conservative group. King will be joining former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) for the "United We Stand With Arizona"-themed event.

Gardner and King won't overlap during his trip, according to Gardner's campaign. "There are no events that Cory will be at that Steve King was invited to."

--Updated at 1:52 p.m.