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Dec
09
2017

Hey Steve King, E Pluribus Unum!

You undoubtedly know of my opponent, Steve King. He’s been in Congress now since 2003. You might have seen him at the RNC Convention when he asked “what ‘sub-groups’ besides whites made contributions to civilization,” or remember that in July, he said we should take all the money that goes to Food Stamps and Planned … Continue reading Hey Steve King, E Pluribus Unum!

Dec
07
2017

Professional Baseball Player Turns Congressional Candidate

DAILY TIMES HERALD – For J.D. Scholten, it doesn’t matter where he’s traveled or how tall he is. And he’s tall. What defines him are Iowa roots, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Iowa’s sweeping 4th District said in Carroll Wednesday night. Standing 6 feet, 6 inches, Scholten, 37, is a fifth-generation Iowan and the … Continue reading Professional Baseball Player Turns Congressional Candidate

Nov
21
2017

Fighting Climate Change in Steve King Country?

Climate Change – How the 4th District of Iowa Can Be Leaders by Carbon Farming Growing up in the 80s, I was taught to dream big. I love it when the U.S. is innovative and a respected leader. That’s why last week during the international climate talks in Bonn, Germany, I was disappointed when the … Continue reading Fighting Climate Change in Steve King Country?

Nov
10
2017

ENOUGH! Standing Tall Against Sexual Harassment

Perhaps the tipping point was when we elected a President who was famously taped saying it’s okay to “grab them by the pussy.” Perhaps the tipping point was when victims of sexual harassment showed tremendous courage and stood up, using the power of social media to let others know they weren’t alone by sharing their own stories with #MeToo. … Continue reading ENOUGH! Standing Tall Against Sexual Harassment

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