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Nov
01
2017

I’m with Tulsi—you don’t get to choose your team!

ou don’t get to choose your team. That’s an important lesson I learned while playing professional baseball in a career that brought me to seven different countries and included hundreds of different teammates. In the last week, two things have reminded me of this lesson. One of those things was an article published by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard … Continue reading I’m with Tulsi—you don’t get to choose your team!

Sep
19
2017

Scholten said ‘competitive edge’ will help him beat King

Sunday, September 17, 2017 By Colin Van Westen, Daily Reporter Staff Democratic candidate for the 4th District representative seat J.D. Scholten visited with fairgoers Saturday afternoon. The former minor league baseball player is running on a theme of Iowa values as well as economic opportunity for the middle class and creating public options to stabilize … Continue reading Scholten said ‘competitive edge’ will help him beat King

Sep
06
2017

Why I Stand For DACA

By Scholten4Iowa  |  Wednesday Sep 06, 2017 “I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people … Continue reading Why I Stand For DACA

Aug
29
2017

Former Minor League Player Wants to Take ‘Iowa Values Back’ From King

By NIK HEFTMAN, Staff Writer  |  August 29, 2017  |  Daily Times Herald Ames – Bonnie Brown realized her passion for social activism 13 years ago while she was a freshman in high school. Brown, a University of Iowa alumnae, maintained her passion through her collegiate studies. She recently returned to Iowa from Charlottesville, Virginia, … Continue reading Former Minor League Player Wants to Take ‘Iowa Values Back’ From King

Aug
25
2017

Scholten Talks ‘Iowa Values’ at Campaign Kickoff Event

By Grayson Schmidt, Staff Writer gschmidt@amestrib.com Posted Aug 25, 2017 at 5:33 PMUpdated Aug 25, 2017 at 11:33 PM In a room of just less than 100 people at the Gateway Conference Center, Iowa Fourth Congressional District Candidate JD Scholten made it known unlike his opponent, Rep. Steve King, he would not divide the people of his district. “I feel this district deserves a representative … Continue reading Scholten Talks ‘Iowa Values’ at Campaign Kickoff Event

Aug
25
2017

Scholten Hosts Campaign Launch Party in Ames

Bonnie Brown realized her passion for social activism 13 years ago while she was a freshman in high school. Brown, a University of Iowa alumnae, maintained her passion through her collegiate studies. She recently returned to Iowa from Charlottesville, Virginia, where she took part in a counter-protest to a large gathering titled “Unite the Right,” … Continue reading Scholten Hosts Campaign Launch Party in Ames

Aug
22
2017

I’m J.D. Scholten, and I’m Here to Dethrone Steve King

Daily Kos  |  ​By Scholten4Iowa  |  Tuesday Aug 22, 2017 Nearly a month ago, our campaign kicked off the effort to dethrone Steve King with the statement below:  I’m running for Congress because the 4th District of Iowa deserves someone who truly represents the people of this district. Like most Americans, I am sick and tired of … Continue reading I’m J.D. Scholten, and I’m Here to Dethrone Steve King

Aug
09
2017

Sioux City Hurler Scholten Looks to Shut Out King

By NIK HEFTMAN, Staff Writer  –  August 9, 2017 The year is 2006. Professional baseball player J.D. Scholten is struggling to find a team willing to give him a chance. Scholten, a Sioux City native, played for the Sioux City Explorers in previous years. He decided to give the team a call. “I had no … Continue reading Sioux City Hurler Scholten Looks to Shut Out King

Jul
28
2017

Scholten Makes First Ames Campaign Stop

By Clara Janzen Staff Writer |  Posted Jul 28, 2017 at 4:18 PM Ames Tribune JD Scholten, who announced his candidacy for Iowa’s Fourth District congressional seat Tuesday, made his first Ames campaign stop of the season at London Underground Friday night. Scholten, 37 and an Iowa native, played professional baseball after graduating from the University of Nebraska with a … Continue reading Scholten Makes First Ames Campaign Stop

Jul
27
2017

Iowa Baseball Player Reignites Fight to Unseat Racist Rep. Steve King

By Matthew Chapman  JULY 27, 2017  Shareblue Media Democrats suffered a blow in their hopes to defeat notorious GOP Rep. Steve King, when their rising star Kim Weaver withdrew her candidacy after receiving harassment and death threats from King’s supporters. Adding to the insult, King not only refused to condemn the threats — he accused Weaver of making them up. … Continue reading Iowa Baseball Player Reignites Fight to Unseat Racist Rep. Steve King