J.D. Scholten, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, today reported an impressive 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.
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. 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:
“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. We’re growing the kind of movement it’s going to take to defeat Steve King”.