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 district, as well as all 50 states and Washington D.C.
Additionally, the campaign has over 500 volunteers signed up, including at least one from each of the 39 counties in the district.
Scholten’s comment on the campaign’s strong showing:
We’re grateful for the amount of support this campaign has received. At first, our focus was to get out on the road to engage with as many people as possible. At the time, people liked us simply because I wasn’t Steve King. Now we’re seeing the shift to people responding to our message of inclusiveness. I’m fighting for an inclusive health care system, an inclusive economy, and an inclusive community. My campaign is about beating Steve King, but our grassroots movement is about invoking the voice of the working class in Iowa’s 4th District.
More impressively, the campaign’s haul was nearly double that of Republican incumbent Steve King*. Scholten’s Political Director, Todd Prieb said of the numbers:
Raising nearly twice as much money as Steve King did shows that this seat is absolutely in play in 2018. We’re equally proud of the number of volunteers that have signed on to help Team Scholten. We’re building the kind of movement it’s going to take to win. This is a clear sign that people are energized by J.D. and our message, not just in the district, but all across the country.
*Scholten4Iowa Campaign Committee:
Total Receipts – $174,343.57
Cash on hand – $133,522.62
King for Congress:
Total Receipts – $87,543.50
Cash on Hand – $52,578.83