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Aug
09
2019

The Hill: Democrat launching second bid to unseat Steve King says first attempt shined ‘spotlight’ on rhetoric

Democrat J.D. Scholten said Friday that his previous attempt to oust Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) helped shine a spotlight on the GOP lawmaker’s rhetoric toward immigrants and people of color. “With our race there was a spotlight shined on his controversy, his racism, the hatred, the rhetoric that he uses and we know that those types of words, … Continue reading The Hill: Democrat launching second bid to unseat Steve King says first attempt shined ‘spotlight’ on rhetoric

Aug
07
2019

The American Prospect: How a Progressive Populist Plans to Win a Rural Republican District

J.D. Scholten is starting up the Winnebago again. Last year, Scholten, a first-time candidate who played minor-league baseball before returning to Iowa’s ruby-red Fourth Congressional District, where he was born and raised, came within 10,430 votes of defeating white nationalist Steve King. Scholten, who traversed the sprawling district in an old RV nicknamed “Sioux City Sue” and … Continue reading The American Prospect: How a Progressive Populist Plans to Win a Rural Republican District

Aug
07
2019

N’West Iowa: J.D. Scholten again challenging Steve King

REGIONAL—J.D. Scholten came too close to give up now. After months of speculation, the Sioux City man officially confirmed Monday he would run on the 2020 Democratic ticket to represent Iowa’s 4th Congressional District and again challenge U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron). With the Dickinson County Democrats’ Summer Sizzler in Spirit Lake taking place today … Continue reading N’West Iowa: J.D. Scholten again challenging Steve King

Aug
06
2019

The Ames Tribune: Scholten returns to campaign trail for second run in Iowa’s 4th

J.D. Scholten said he decided to run again in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District because he feels as if he has “unfinished business.” The Sioux City Democrat who was born in Ames announced his candidacy on Monday and began hitting the campaign trail immediately. On Tuesday he sat down with the Ames Tribune ahead of an … Continue reading The Ames Tribune: Scholten returns to campaign trail for second run in Iowa’s 4th

Aug
06
2019

Iowa State Daily: Scholten seeks to keep, grow base of support at Iowa State

J.D. Scholten’s second bid for a seat in Congress follows a close loss to Rep. Steve King, R-Storm Lake, in 2018. Nearly 19% of the votes Scholten received in the 2018 election came from Story County, where there are tens of thousands of students at Iowa State. From the 2014 midterm elections, there was a 10% … Continue reading Iowa State Daily: Scholten seeks to keep, grow base of support at Iowa State

Aug
06
2019

Omaha World-Herald: Democrat J.D. Scholten is taking a second run at unseating Iowa Rep. Steve King

WASHINGTON — Former Husker baseball pitcher J.D. Scholten plans to make another run at unseating Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. Scholten, a Democrat, said in a campaign statement that too many Iowa families feel like they are suffering and the government doesn’t have their interests at heart. He cited the need to address health care and … Continue reading Omaha World-Herald: Democrat J.D. Scholten is taking a second run at unseating Iowa Rep. Steve King

Aug
05
2019

TheAmes Tribune: Scholten announces he’s running again in Iowa’s 4th

Nearly nine months to the day since J.D. Scholten narrowly lost to incumbent Republican Congressman Steve King in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, Scholten announced Monday he was throwing his hat into the ring again in an effort to oust the nine-term congressman. Scholten defeated two other Democrats in a June 2018 primary to earn the … Continue reading TheAmes Tribune: Scholten announces he’s running again in Iowa’s 4th

Aug
05
2019

The New York Times: J.D. Scholten Almost Beat Steve King in 2018. Now He’s Running Again.

J. D. Scholten, a Democrat who nearly toppled Representative Steve King of Iowa in a heavily Republican district in 2018, announced on Monday that he would run again for the seat in 2020. His decision sets up a possible rematch with Mr. King, whose history of racist remarks has made him a pariah among Republican … Continue reading The New York Times: J.D. Scholten Almost Beat Steve King in 2018. Now He’s Running Again.

Aug
05
2019

Iowa City Press-Citizen: J.D. Scholten makes a second pitch to win U.S. Rep. Steve King’s 4th District

Democrat J.D. Scholten is taking his second swing at the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 4th District, the most conservative area in the state. The former professional baseball player announced he is running again to represent northwest Iowa in 2020 after narrowly losing the general election to incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve King in 2018. The Kiron conservative won by 3.4%, … Continue reading Iowa City Press-Citizen: J.D. Scholten makes a second pitch to win U.S. Rep. Steve King’s 4th District

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