Sioux City, IA - J.D. Scholten, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Iowa's 4th Congressional District, today reported an impressive first quarter fundraising total of over $219,000, which includes over $211,000 from more than 4,400 contributions by over 3,400 individual donors. For the second quarter in a row, the Scholten campaign received contributions from all 50 states and Washington D.C.
Congressman Steve King reported raising a total of just over $124,000. Over the last two quarters combined, Scholten has outraised King $394,000 to $212,000, and currently holds a cash on hand advantage of $271,000 to $76,000. This is also the second consecutive quarter the Scholten campaign significantly outraised Steve King after outraising him nearly 2-to-1 in the final quarter of 2017.
Additionally, over 500 volunteers have signed up with the campaign, including at least one from each of the 39 counties in the district. The Scholten campaign is also the only campaign in the district to have received endorsements from local labor groups.
Scholten’s comments on the campaign’s latest FEC report:
I’m incredibly grateful for the amount of support our movement has received. Last quarter we outraised Steve King nearly 2-to-1. Significantly outraising him once again absolutely proves that this seat is in play in November. I’m especially encouraged by the growing number of Republicans that have already vocalized their support and have contributed to our campaign.
I’m equally proud of the number of volunteers that have signed on to be a part of our team. The grassroots support and increasingly high turnout we’ve seen at events across the district shows that our message is really connecting with people here.
As a first time working-class candidate, fundraising isn’t easy. To significantly outraise an eight-term incumbent for two consecutive quarters reflects how hard I am willing to work for people of the 4th Congressional District of Iowa.
The fact that our total dollars raised has increased for the third quarter in a row indicates that our campaign is building momentum. This is a clear sign that people are energized by our message and are ready for a candidate that cares more about building and unifying the district than dividing us apart. We’re growing the kind of movement it’s going to take to defeat Steve King.