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Nov
03
2018

Tribune endorsement: Scholten will restore dignity to Iowa’s 4th District

In the past, when we have endorsed a candidate over Steve King in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, it was often an anti-King vote with lukewarm support for his Democratic opponent. Our endorsement this year is also a vote against King, a controversial and ineffective Congressman, but it’s also a vote to support who we believe … Continue reading Tribune endorsement: Scholten will restore dignity to Iowa’s 4th District

Oct
30
2018

538 – House Update: Here’s Why We Need Polls In Red Districts — They Might Not Be So Red

Welcome to our Election Update for Tuesday, Oct. 30! Somehow, some way, there is just one week left until Election Day, and Democrats continue to hold the upper hand in the lower chamber. As of 12:45 p.m., our forecast gave the party a 7 in 9 chance of taking control of the House in the … Continue reading 538 – House Update: Here’s Why We Need Polls In Red Districts — They Might Not Be So Red

Oct
30
2018

People – Former Pro Baseballer Who’s Running for Congress Pays Homage to Field of Dreams in Campaign Ad

J.D. Scholten, a former pro baseball player and the Democratic candidate for Iowa’s fourth congressional district, has released a goosebump-inducing new campaign ad on YouTube that is also a moving tribute to the hit film Field of Dreams. The ad focuses on Scholten’s deep ties to Iowa, with sweet scenes of cornfields, farmland, and Scholten … Continue reading People – Former Pro Baseballer Who’s Running for Congress Pays Homage to Field of Dreams in Campaign Ad

Oct
30
2018

Rolling Stone – Chatting With the Prairie Populist Who Wants to Oust the Biggest Racist in Congress

J.D. Scholten is somewhere in rural northern Iowa, aboard a Winnebago named Sioux City Sue after the Gene Autry song, en route to the second-to-last stop on his third tour of all 39 counties in the state’s 4th congressional district. When he calls Rolling Stone, the connection cuts in and out. “We’re in one- and … Continue reading Rolling Stone – Chatting With the Prairie Populist Who Wants to Oust the Biggest Racist in Congress

Oct
21
2018

Sen. Bernie Sanders Rallies In Sioux City To Flip Iowa’s 4th Congressional District

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has been traveling the country to rally for candidates he says could make a difference. One of those candidates he believes in is J.D. Scholten, the Democrat running to represent Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. Sanders told a crowd at Morningside College in Sioux City that a mere one or two … Continue reading Sen. Bernie Sanders Rallies In Sioux City To Flip Iowa’s 4th Congressional District

Oct
13
2018

THE INTERCEPT: SEED, PESTICIDE AND BANKING MONOPOLIES — NOT IMMIGRANTS — ARE DESTROYING FARM COUNTRY. AN IOWA INSURGENT HOPES THAT MESSAGE CAN DETHRONE STEVE KING

SPENCER, Iowa — “The step’s broken, so watch yourself on the way up,” says J.D. Scholten, as he hops into the Winnebago that’s been his mode of transportation and overnight hotel for the past few months. I’m not as rangy as Scholten, a 6-foot-6 former Minor League pitcher, but I manage to tumble into the … Continue reading THE INTERCEPT: SEED, PESTICIDE AND BANKING MONOPOLIES — NOT IMMIGRANTS — ARE DESTROYING FARM COUNTRY. AN IOWA INSURGENT HOPES THAT MESSAGE CAN DETHRONE STEVE KING

Oct
01
2018

Think Progress: In Iowa, J.D. Scholten aims to remind voters what progressive values really mean

SIOUX CITY, IOWA — There are three facts that Iowa Democrat J.D. Scholten likes to rattle off to supporters on his campaign to unseat Republican Steve King in the state’s 4th District. First: 60 percent of Americans would be unable to cover a $500 emergency expense. Next: despite the United States being the richest country … Continue reading Think Progress: In Iowa, J.D. Scholten aims to remind voters what progressive values really mean

Sep
28
2018

Think Progress: Steve King’s Democratic challenger is snapping at his heels

SIOUX CITY, IOWA — Iowa’s 4th District is not exactly what you’d call ideal territory for a first-time Democratic congressional candidate. During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump trounced Hillary Clinton throughout the district. For the past 16 years, it has been represented in Washington by far-right, anti-immigrant Republican Congressman Steve King. The strength of … Continue reading Think Progress: Steve King’s Democratic challenger is snapping at his heels

Sep
21
2018

CBC Online: 4th District Congressional Candidate, J.D. Scholten, Draws Large Crowd At Carroll Town Hall Meeting

J.D. Scholten, the Democratic candidate challenging Republican incumbent, Steve King, for Iowa’s 4th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, is drawing large crowds during his third, 39-county tour. Scholten, a first-time candidate who launched his campaign 14 months ago, spoke to a full room Wednesday night at DMACC in Carroll. In just over … Continue reading CBC Online: 4th District Congressional Candidate, J.D. Scholten, Draws Large Crowd At Carroll Town Hall Meeting

Sep
16
2018

King Only Leads by 6% To Unknown J.D. Scholten On The Initial Ballot

A new poll released by the Scholten campaign and conducted by Expedition Strategies shows Democratic candidate J.D. Scholten only six points behind eight-term incumbent Steve King. The poll also shows low name recognition for Scholten suggesting he has significant room to move the race even further in his direction. Expedition Strategies conducted 380 total interviews … Continue reading King Only Leads by 6% To Unknown J.D. Scholten On The Initial Ballot