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Steve King faces familiar Democratic foe in Scholten


This news story was published on August 5, 2019.
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Scholten wants King out of Congress.

SIOUX CITY — A 5th generation Iowan, J.D. Scholten today launched his bid for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, currently held by Steve King, by debuting an announcement video narrated by Kevin Costner. Tonight, he will host a kick off rally in his hometown of Sioux City followed by a swing through the district.

J.D. will continue the momentum of his people-powered grassroots campaign that brings all people together to tackle the challenges before us. His campaign rejects the use of divisive labels and hatred that fuel violence and drive us apart, and is focused on building an inclusive, safe community for all.

Watch and Download J.D. Scholten’s Campaign Announcement Video Here

J.D. Scholten said: “We’re building a people-powered campaign that is focused on meeting with, listening to, and earning the trust and support of voters in all 39 counties in Iowa’s 4th district. This time, we’re going to get the job done.

“Too many Iowan families feel like they’re getting kicked in the dirt, suffering from an economy and a government that just doesn’t have their interests at heart. We need a system that works for all people — not just special interests and those who are lucky enough to be at the top. That’s exactly why we’re in this fight: to fix our healthcare system, fight for an economy for all, and secure our democracy. The 4th district deserves a voice in Washington that understands these issues and will fight day in and day out to revitalize our rural communities.”

J.D. Scholten will hold a kickoff campaign rally tonight, Monday, August 5, in Sioux City at 6pm in an open parking lot (1214 4th St) and attend a rally tomorrow night, Tuesday, August 6, in Ames at 9pm at Mother’s Pub (2900 West St). The rallies are free and open to the public and the media.

Background: Born in Ames and raised in Sioux City, J.D. Scholten is a 5th generation Iowan. J.D. served as the 2018 Democratic nominee against Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s 4th District, earning nationwide attention for his people-powered grassroots campaign that fell just 3 points short in a district that Donald Trump won by 27 points in 2016. He played baseball at Morningside College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After college, he pursued a professional baseball career and pitched in 7 different countries. He then worked as a paralegal, specializing in Intellectual Property and trials law, but found his true passion in helping others through pro-bono cases. He later launched his congressional campaign and continues to be a powerful voice for rural, working, and underserved communities in Iowa.

In a 2018 election, Steve King was re-elected to Congress over J.D. Scholten 157,221 to 146,698.

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10 Responses to Steve King faces familiar Democratic foe in Scholten

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Costner was brain dead after his filming of Field of Dreams in Iowa a while back – Think they called it Roundup Itus or slow death.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2019 at 8:49 am

    IF Kevin Costner who I think is a great actor is now endorsing this socialist party pigs from Iowa. We believe what while he was here filming FIELD OF DREAMS – Kevin inhaled to much ROUNDUP and should seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2019 at 8:43 am

    He will become best of butties with AOC and Bernie – nice to be able to join the socialist RATPACK !!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Before anyone accepts this guy as ‘the answer’ because Kevin Costner endorses him..remember, the Democrats are the party of entitlement programs, Affirmative Action, slavery reparations, open borders, and AOC.

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    HGK Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Someone needs to get King out of office though as he’s been stripped of almost all of his power in Washington DC due to his public comments and he has limited power to help Iowans. Even Republicans should put someone else forward as he cannot do the job Iowans sent him to do anymore.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2019 at 8:20 am

    anti gun nutcase piece of shit.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2019 at 8:13 am

    jd is a little bitch. he is not good for iowa. i thought we where done with this whiny bitch? hes anti american hes a hoplophobe hes a pussy. he aint leader material. he needs to go away.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Just read Dayton shooter was expelled from school 1 time for writing a list of high school girls he wanted to rape -2 time for people he wanted to kill – police notified and did not pass on to federal data base for firearm restrictions -police dropped the ball – kid should have been watched/medicated? Same as democrap run cities won’t notifiy ICE when they release ILLEGAL FELONS BACK INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOODS — SICK SOCIALISTS.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 6, 2019 at 8:18 am

      like parkland they could have told the fbi six times and nobody woulda done shit. best thing you can do is teach your kids to make the occasional effort to express kindness to those everyone else rejects shits on and makes fun of. seriously not treating those people like shit when everyone elkse does, maybe giving them the occasional candy bbar or whats up how have you been is the best insurance, maybe when the wierdo snaps they remember the person who was occasionally kind and never mean and they dont shoot you? be kind stay alive, it seems like these freaks that pull this shooting shit are classic reject nerds and losers you just gotta change with the times, no longer do you push strange kids into lockers spit on them and call them fa*s hell i wouldnt even tease anyone anymore. all to often these geeks and freaks snap and shoot. better to leave them alone and utter a few kind words or actions even if its purely self preservation.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 7, 2019 at 5:43 am

        Your comment reads as if you put a lot of thought into the blame game. Think about it.