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Jan
19
2018

2017 Women’s March: A Personal Moment of Clarity

What a difference a year makes… Every day out on the campaign trail I get asked about what made me decide to run for Congress. There are many variables that played significant roles but the defining moment came on January 21, 2017. On that Saturday, I was living in Seattle and a lot of my … Continue reading 2017 Women’s March: A Personal Moment of Clarity

Jan
12
2018

Scholten to Steve King: ‘I Didn’t Care Where my Shortstop was From’

Iowa Political Alert – Democratic congressional candidate J.D. Scholten says leaders should care about results, not obsess over countries of origin for immigrants in the United States. “I didn’t care where my shortstop was from,” Scholten, a former minor league and University of Nebraska pitcher from Sioux City said in an interview. Running in the … Continue reading Scholten to Steve King: ‘I Didn’t Care Where my Shortstop was From’

Jan
10
2018

J.D. Scholten Plans To Beat Arch Villain Steve King This Year– This Guest Post Explains How

DOWN WITH TYRANNY – Before you read J.D.’s guest post, you might want to take a look ay the brand new Iowa Survey results. You’ll notice that in IA-04, the most Republican district in the state, only 49% approve of Trump, only 43% approve of Republican Governor Kim Reynold’s job performance and that just 26% approve of the … Continue reading J.D. Scholten Plans To Beat Arch Villain Steve King This Year– This Guest Post Explains How

Dec
13
2017

Winning the Unwinnable

I heard stories of my father being a feisty pitcher back in the day. He went on to become an Iowa High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame baseball coach for his time leading Mason City Newman and Nevada High Schools. In 1983, he was hired to be the head baseball coach at Morningside College … Continue reading Winning the Unwinnable

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