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Aug
05
2019

Daily Kos: White supremacist Rep. Steve King faces rematch against the Democrat who almost beat him last year

On Monday, 2018 Democratic nominee J. D. Scholten announced that he would seek a rematch against white supremacist Rep. Steve King. Iowa’s 4th District, which includes the western part of the state, is usually reliably red turf at 61-34 Trump, but last year, Scholten held King to a 50-47 victory. Daily Kos interviewed Scholten ahead of his kick-off. Scholten, a … Continue reading Daily Kos: White supremacist Rep. Steve King faces rematch against the Democrat who almost beat him last year

Aug
05
2019

Sioux City Journal: Democrat J.D. Scholten running again for Iowa’s 4th District US House seat

J.D. Scholten, who fell just short of pulling off one of the biggest national upsets of the 2018 midterm elections, will seek a rematch with U.S. Rep. Steve King in 2020, citing continuing “vulnerability” of the outspoken Republican incumbent and a team of supporters ready to quickly ratchet up. “It is night and day compared to last … Continue reading Sioux City Journal: Democrat J.D. Scholten running again for Iowa’s 4th District US House seat

Aug
05
2019

The Atlantic: How Steve King Could Turn Iowa Blue

For J. D. Scholten to have a real chance in Iowa’s Fourth District, he’ll need the incendiary congressman to win his Republican primary. SIOUX CITY, IOWA—J. D. Scholten is back for round two. The 39-year-old former baseball player announced early this morning—in a dreamy, nostalgia-laced video narrated by the Field of Dreams actor Kevin Costner—that he’s running for Representative … Continue reading The Atlantic: How Steve King Could Turn Iowa Blue

Aug
05
2019

HuffPost: J.D. Scholten, Who Nearly Defeated White Nationalist Steve King, Is Running Again

J.D. Scholten, the Democrat who nearly defeated Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) in 2018, announced Monday that he will seek to challenge the white nationalist congressman once again. Scholten, a former baseball player, launched his run Monday with a video narrated by “Field of Dreams” star Kevin Costner. Last fall, Scholten lost to King by only 3% of … Continue reading HuffPost: J.D. Scholten, Who Nearly Defeated White Nationalist Steve King, Is Running Again

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