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Sep
16
2018

OUR OPINION: King-Scholten debate in best interests of Iowa’s 4th District

A spirited public exchange of ideas has been a hallmark of American politics for generations, offering voters an invaluable opportunity to compare candidates for elected office. That’s why we’re disappointed that Iowa 4th District Rep. Steve King has resisted invitations to debate his Democratic opponent J.D. Scholten, prior to the Nov. 6 general election. As … Continue reading OUR OPINION: King-Scholten debate in best interests of Iowa’s 4th District

Sep
15
2018

SCJ: Scholten within striking distance of King, poll says

DES MOINES — Western Iowa’s seemingly untouchable congressman is vulnerable in the upcoming election, if a new public opinion poll is to be believed. Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King, who has represented the conservative stronghold that is western Iowa’s 4th District since 2003, leads Democratic challenger J.D. Scholten by just 6 points in a poll … Continue reading SCJ: Scholten within striking distance of King, poll says

Sep
14
2018

KSFY: Iowa U.S. House candidate calls out incumbent for refusing to debate

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – The general election is now less than two months away, and candidate for a seat in the U.S. House representing the 4th District of Iowa JD Scholten is throwing his second pitch for a debate with Congressman Steve King. KCAU reports Scholten originally challenged King to either a face-to-face debate … Continue reading KSFY: Iowa U.S. House candidate calls out incumbent for refusing to debate

Sep
11
2018

WHO TV: J.D. Scholten Challenges Congressman King to Debate, or Free Throws

AMES, Iowa- J.D. Scholten has challenged 4th District Congressman Steve King to debate, but so far the Republican incumbent has not agreed to debate. Scholten held a news conference in Ames to discuss this outreach to King. So the Democratic Challenger has made a YouTube video giving King an option. Either debate face to face, … Continue reading WHO TV: J.D. Scholten Challenges Congressman King to Debate, or Free Throws

Sep
11
2018

Iowa State Daily: College Dems host local candidates, talk election strategy

With the midterm elections less than two months away, fourth congressional candidate J.D. Scholten, Democrat, discussed key campaign issues with students on Tuesday night. Scholten, along with other local Democrats candidates, met with members of the Iowa State College Democrats in an effort to encourage political advocacy and get more Democrats elected. Overall, more than … Continue reading Iowa State Daily: College Dems host local candidates, talk election strategy

Sep
10
2018

Storm Lake Pilot Tribune: “Scholten calls King a ‘no show’ on House agriculture committee

J.D. Scholten, Democratic Candidate for U.S. House in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District against Steve King, is blasting his opponent “for failing to fight for Iowa’s farmers.” Scholten claimed King missed 39% of House Agriculture Committee hearings over the past decade. “Nowhere are the consequences of Steve King’s failures more apparent than in the negotiations for … Continue reading Storm Lake Pilot Tribune: “Scholten calls King a ‘no show’ on House agriculture committee

Aug
27
2018

CBC Online: Scholten Campaign Is Reporting A Swing In The 4th District

According to the Scholten campaign, an April edition of the Cook Political Report moved the 4th District Congressional race between Republican incumbent, Steve King, and Democratic candidate, J.D. Sholten, into the Democrats favor. They say that King’s seat was “at risk” due to the Scholten campaign’s strong fundraising. A July prediction from Larry Sabato’s Crystal … Continue reading CBC Online: Scholten Campaign Is Reporting A Swing In The 4th District

Aug
20
2018

Radio Iowa: Congressional candidate Scholten says government policies are ‘pushing down on our farmers’

J.D. Scholten, the Democrat challenging Republican Congressman Steve King’s bid for a ninth term, says consolidation in agriculture and President Trump’s trade war are making it harder for farmers to make a profit. The EPA’s anti-ethanol moves to benefit the oil industry isn’t helping either, according to Scholten. “Our American government is pushing down on … Continue reading Radio Iowa: Congressional candidate Scholten says government policies are ‘pushing down on our farmers’

Aug
02
2018

The Gazette: Republican-turned-independent Johnson endorses Scholten over King

SIOUX CITY — State Sen. David Johnson left the Republican Party to become an independent, and now he has endorsed the Democrat in the Iowa 4th Congressional District in a race for the seat held by Rep. Steve King. Johnson on Thursday said he understands Republicans don’t like his changing views on politics, but said … Continue reading The Gazette: Republican-turned-independent Johnson endorses Scholten over King

Jul
26
2018

The Hill: Midwest Dem candidate: Farm aid plan like getting ‘punched in the face’

One Midwest Democratic House candidate said he isn’t impressed with President Trump’s $12 billion farm aid plan. J.D. Scholten (D-Iowa) told Hill.TV that farmers in his district are still reeling from the impact of Trump’s trade tariffs. “When it came out this week about the $12 billion – it’s like if you get punched in … Continue reading The Hill: Midwest Dem candidate: Farm aid plan like getting ‘punched in the face’