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Fri Sep 28, 2018, 02:37 PM

Steve King's Democratic challenger is snapping at his heels

With dogged determination and an affable style, J.D. Scholten might just be in with a chance against the infamous GOP congressman.
LUKE BARNES
SEP 28, 2018, 8:00 AM

SIOUX CITY, IOWA — Iowa’s 4th District is not exactly what you’d call ideal territory for a first-time Democratic congressional candidate.

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump trounced Hillary Clinton throughout the district. For the past 16 years, it has been represented in Washington by far-right, anti-immigrant Republican Congressman Steve King.

The strength of that conservative support is on full display at a diner in the town of Cherokee, where Fox News blares in the background and a sign reading “I stand for the flag and kneel for Jesus” hangs on the wall as decoration.

In a few hours, King’s Democratic challenger, J.D. Scholten, will hold a town hall. A paltry 12 people have said they will attend on the event’s Facebook page. But at the event at least three dozen people are present, a pleasant surprise to Scholten’s campaign.

https://thinkprogress.org/iowa-jd-scholten-steve-kings-election-ea0a95e674bf/


https://www.scholten4iowa.com/

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Fri Sep 28, 2018, 02:46 PM

1. Tough time of year to get

people into town halls on short notice. It is Harvest Time in that area. Been down that road working Campaigns and know the challenges.

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Fri Sep 28, 2018, 02:48 PM

2. Thanks..................

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