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Sep
13
2019

Carroll Times Herald: Boost rural Iowa with modern tech jobs, Scholten, Khanna say

Between 2010 and 2017, 71 of Iowa’s counties lost population — most of them rural. J.D. Scholten and U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna of California believe the key to stop population loss and make large gains economically in rural Iowa is incumbent upon building a technological infrastructure. “We’ve got to bring technology to rural America and … Continue reading Carroll Times Herald: Boost rural Iowa with modern tech jobs, Scholten, Khanna say

Sep
09
2019

VICE News: Democrats Are Finally Getting Serious About Beating Steve King

This isn’t J.D. Scholten’s first rodeo. Not the Dayton Rodeo, where Scholten is watching men wrestle calves, children ride sheep, and a one-armed cowboy wrangle a zebra with a whip. He’s campaigning for a second time against Rep Steve King and his bigoted rhetoric in Iowa’s 4rth Congressional District. Back in 2018, Scholten surprised the … Continue reading VICE News: Democrats Are Finally Getting Serious About Beating Steve King

Sep
08
2019

KICDAM: J.D. Scholten Takes Stand At CCF Soapbox

Democratic Candidate for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District J.D. Scholten took the stage at the Clay County Fair soapbox Sunday afternoon. KICD news spoke with Scholten afterwards, and he says his campaign is very people-focused. Scholten also discussed the issues of gun violence, social security, and many others during his time on the Soapbox.

Sep
08
2019

Explore Okoboji: 4th District Congressional Candidate J.D. Scholten Visits Clay County Fair

A Democrat running for Iowa’s 4th District Congressional seat made an appearance Sunday at the Clay County Fair. J.D. Scholten told KUOO news he feels his campaign has renewed momentum this time around in his race against incumbent Steve King… PlayStop   “I mean it’s night and day compared to two years ago, I’ll say that. And it’s … Continue reading Explore Okoboji: 4th District Congressional Candidate J.D. Scholten Visits Clay County Fair

Sep
07
2019

KAAL TV: Technology Forum Address Rural Iowa Issues

J.D. Scholten held a rural technology forum with Silicon Valley Representative Ro Khanna, Saturday in Mason City. “The idea that a farmer is just on his tractor is so outdated. Farmers actually are the most sophisticated about technology,” Khanna said. “In this district, we need that 60, 70, 80,000 dollar jobs. Those are the jobs … Continue reading KAAL TV: Technology Forum Address Rural Iowa Issues

Sep
03
2019

NWestIowa: Democrats make case in Orange City

Three Democratic candidates seeking to represent Iowa in Washington, D.C., made the case for progressive politics on Aug. 26 in Orange City. U.S. House of Representatives candidate J.D. Scholten and U.S. Senate candidates Kimberly Graham and Michael Franken spoke to a crowd of about 150 people at a candidate forum in the DeWitt Theatre Arts … Continue reading NWestIowa: Democrats make case in Orange City

Sep
02
2019

The Messenger: Scholten works to ‘move the needle’ in race against King Democrat addresses crowd at FD Labor Day picnic

.D. Scholten, Democratic candidate for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, stopped by the Western Iowa Labor Federation’s Labor Day picnic at Oleson Park on Sunday afternoon. The candidate announced his second campaign to challenge U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, last month. “Tomorrow it’ll have been a month and it still feels brand new,” Scholten said. “But there’s still … Continue reading The Messenger: Scholten works to ‘move the needle’ in race against King Democrat addresses crowd at FD Labor Day picnic

Sep
02
2019

Sioux City Journal: At Labor Day picnic, J.D. Scholten says campaign ‘night and day’ to early in 2018 run

J.D. Scholten spent the early portion of his time at Monday’s Sioux City Labor Day Picnic in the serving line, asking people if they wanted Cheetos, Lays or Ruffles potato chips with their lunch. But when it was his turn to address the crowd, he served up red-meat issues for the pro-Democratic crowd. If voters were to elect … Continue reading Sioux City Journal: At Labor Day picnic, J.D. Scholten says campaign ‘night and day’ to early in 2018 run

Aug
26
2019

Ames Tribune: Democrats take center stage in Boone Co. Democrats event

As they embark on two of the more contentious 2020 races in the state of Iowa, Democratic challenger for the 4th Congressional District seat J.D. Scholten and three Democratic candidates bidding for Sen. Joni Ernst’s Senate seat detailed their visions to a a group of roughly 80 Boone County Democrats at the Rob Woodard Dinner … Continue reading Ames Tribune: Democrats take center stage in Boone Co. Democrats event

Aug
15
2019

ABC News: Rep. Steve King a target for Democrats in 2020 after controversial ‘rape and incest’ comments

Republican Rep. Steve King’s history of incendiary comments about immigrants and association with white nationalists nearly cost him his seat in Congress last year, when former professional baseball player and Democratic candidate JD Scholten came within three percentage points of defeating him in the midterm elections. Now, with King continuing to face controversy — this time over remarks about … Continue reading ABC News: Rep. Steve King a target for Democrats in 2020 after controversial ‘rape and incest’ comments