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Steve King’s opponent, J.D. Scholten, claims fundraising victories


This news story was published on April 17, 2018.
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SIOUX CITY – J.D. Scholten, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, reported a fourth 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 states and Washington D.C.

According to the Scholten campaign, Congressman Steve King reported raising a total of just over $124,000. Over the last two quarters combined, Scholten has outraised King $394,000 to $212,000, and has currently holds a cash on hand advantage of $271,000 to $76,000, his campaign says. This is also the second consecutive quarter the Scholten campaign significantly outraised Steve King after outraising him nearly 2-to-1 in the final quarter of 2017.

Additionally, over 500 volunteers have signed up with the campaign, including at least one from each of the 39 counties in the district. The Scholten campaign is also the only campaign in the district to have received endorsements from local labor groups.
Scholten’s comments on the campaign’s latest FEC report:

I’m incredibly grateful for the amount of support our movement has received. Last quarter we outraised Steve King nearly 2-to-1. Significantly outraising him once again absolutely proves that this seat is in play in November. I’m especially encouraged by the growing number of Republicans that have already vocalized their support and have contributed to our campaign.

I’m equally proud of the number of volunteers that have signed on to be a part of our team. The grassroots support and increasingly high turnout we’ve seen at events across the district shows that our message is really connecting with people here.

As a first time working-class candidate, fundraising isn’t easy. To significantly outraise an eight-term incumbent for two consecutive quarters reflects how hard I am willing to work for people of the 4th Congressional District of Iowa.

The fact that our total dollars raised has increased for the third quarter in a row indicates that our campaign is building momentum. This is a clear sign that people are energized by our message and are ready for a candidate that cares more about building and unifying the district than dividing us apart. We’re growing the kind of movement it’s going to take to defeat Steve King.

The election is this November. Some Republicans worry about a possible “blue wave” of Democratic victories after negative press about President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress.

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10 Responses to Steve King’s opponent, J.D. Scholten, claims fundraising victories

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 22, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Steve King will destroy this liberal

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    Former Democrat Reply Report comment

    April 18, 2018 at 8:44 am

    With President Trump doing a hell of good job it would be insane to elect someone who will not vote for the Make America Great Again agenda.

    Besides the Democratic Party has been taken over by Marxist’s who want America to become Communist. The Democrats need a “Donald Trump” to lead the Democratic Party out of the wilderness.

    Thankfully after decades of socialist policies the Republican Party is getting back to being the party of the working class. If you look at all the counties in America that are either Blue or Red, ALL the Blue counties are made up of of millionaires. In all of America there is only ONE Red county that is made up of millionaires and that is out in New York.

    I will be voting for Steve King so President Trump has support in Congress. While I have never donated to a candidate after seeing how much MONEY the Democrat’s are giving I am going to donate to Congressman’s King’s campaign.

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      bodacious Reply Report comment

      April 18, 2018 at 11:17 am

      We are going to need someone who can restore the environment to the way it was before these idiots started their systematic destruction of wilderness areas and the environment – the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm

        Why don’t you stop breathing the air, drinking the water, and eating the food? That will cut down on the amount of BS in the environment. Your use of these resources has had a deleterious effect on you brain.

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          bodacious Reply Report comment

          April 18, 2018 at 6:38 pm

          You have a deleterious effect on my brain. You must have been waiting for weeks to use such a big word.

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        You libs are the dumb ass haters that want to ruin America Reply Report comment

        April 18, 2018 at 8:30 pm

        Total DRAMA. Our the environment, wilderness areas and the environment – the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat are all just fine. You commie’s just need to quit smoiking your socks.

        What we need is to clean up is the polution you goof balls put on the internet.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 19, 2018 at 10:35 am

        What year was the environment to your satisfaction? 1818?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    He could open a shoe shine stand after King takes office.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    This article fails to mention that J.D. has been endorsed by none other than Luke Skywalker himself.

    http://siouxlandnews.com/news/local/mark-hamill-tweets-supports-to-one-of-steve-kings-opponent

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    Irony Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    His father was the baseball coach at Newman High back in the 70s. Small world