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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’

Jul
18
2018

SCJ: J.D. Scholten again outraises Rep. Steve King in Iowa 4th District race

SIOUX CITY — For the third straight quarter, Democratic challenger J.D. Scholten brought in more campaign donations than eight-term incumbent Republican Rep. Steve King. Scholten, a former paralegal and professional baseball player from Sioux City, raised $269,162 in the three-month period ending June 30. That’s more than triple the $70,601 King collected during the most … Continue reading SCJ: J.D. Scholten again outraises Rep. Steve King in Iowa 4th District race

Jun
28
2018

Spencer Daily Reporter: Local Democrats rally ahead of November elections

After a primary season with a smorgasbord of potential candidates to choose from, Clay County Democrats emphasized the importance of party unity while showing optimism in their chances of winning back Iowa’s governorship and the 4th Congressional District from Republicans. “I attended the Democratic Party State Convention and I witnessed a lot of unity and … Continue reading Spencer Daily Reporter: Local Democrats rally ahead of November elections

Jun
03
2018

Endorsed by the Ames Tribune: Who can beat King? The answer may be Scholten

On Tuesday, Democratic voters in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District will choose which candidate will challenge incumbent Republican Congressman Steve King in November. King has his own primary challenger in Cyndi Hanson, of Sioux City, but she has never risen to be a serious challenge to unseat the eight-term congressman from Kiron. So we turn our … Continue reading Endorsed by the Ames Tribune: Who can beat King? The answer may be Scholten

Apr
15
2018

PRESS RELEASE: J.D. Scholten Significantly Outraises Steve King for the Second Straight Quarter

Sioux City, IA – J.D. Scholten, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, today reported an impressive first quarter fundraising total of over $219,000, which includes over $211,000 from more than 4,400 contributions by over 3,400 individual donors. For the second quarter in a row, the Scholten campaign received contributions from all 50 … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: J.D. Scholten Significantly Outraises Steve King for the Second Straight Quarter

Feb
03
2018

The Intercept: Iowa Progressive Emerges as Serious Challenger to Eight-Term Congressional Republican Steve King

THE INTERCEPT – Iowa Republican Steve King is a notorious bigot who has comfortably served in Congress since 2003, but a surprising challenger in the historically Republican district is proving he may have what it takes to unseat King in November. Former professional baseball player J.D. Scholten is a progressive who is one of four Democrats who have … Continue reading The Intercept: Iowa Progressive Emerges as Serious Challenger to Eight-Term Congressional Republican Steve King

Jan
31
2018

First Time Candidate J.D. Scholten Outraises 8 Time Incumbent Steve King Nearly 2-1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2018 J.D. Scholten Outraises  15 Year Incumbent Steve King Nearly 2-1 Sioux City, IA – J.D. Scholten, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, today reported an impressive 4th quarter total of over $174,000 from over 2,700 individual donors. This total includes contributions from all 39 counties in the … Continue reading First Time Candidate J.D. Scholten Outraises 8 Time Incumbent Steve King Nearly 2-1

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