Democratic nominee for Iowa’s 4th District visits Britt

Democratic nominee for the 4th District Congressional seat, J.D. Scholten, jokes with the patrons during a campaign stop in Britt at Mary Jo's Hobo House.

Curran McLaughlin|The Leader

            June 5 cemented the race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.

            Incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve King (R) will be campaigning against J.D. Scholten of Sioux City (D), a former professional baseball player.

            Scholten made a trip in a used RV with his father around to various stops in the district weeks before the Primary Elections.

            One of his stops was Mary Jo’s Hobo House in Britt on May 24 where he spoke with several community members before eating lunch.

            The town hall-style event allowed people there to ask Scholten various questions including the topics of healthcare, money in politics and how he plans to win the election.

            Scholten has made it a point to levy a sort of hybrid grassroots movement.

        On one front, Scholten has traveled throughout the district to meet with people in person to talk on issues. 

Then there’s his large twitter following which boasts nearly 58000 followers.

            “It’s a two prod approach,” Scholten said.