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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:48 am 
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Pretty interesting choice.

DWT - The DCCC Is Ignoring Steve King Again-- But Iowa Democrats Aren't

In 2008 Obama had a hefty win in Iowa-- 54-44% against McCain. 4 years later Obama beat Romney 52-46%.

http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/201 ... again.html

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:55 am 
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I just looked at his district and it doesn't look to me like it's competitive. In 2008 King was in district 5, it was a Republican strong hold. But then Iowa lost a seat and his district was split. He took over the 4th district in 2012, beating the Democrat by 8%. He wasn't an incumbent in that district, and The Democrat was Christie Vilsack, married to former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack. She served as the First Lady of Iowa from 1999 until 2007. She was a good candidate, and that was an election where the Democrats pitched in a lot a money, 7 million.

The last two elections King has beaten the Democrat 61% to 38%, that's by 23%. I looked at the Democratic candidates and they were fair to middling poor.

J.D. Scholten appears to have been a semi pro baseball player. He seems like a nice enough guy. I saw his twitter campaign page and on the banner in a big photo he was wearing a necklace for for crying out loud. Wearing a necklace in Iowa where he has to win the support of farmers.

He doesn't have a Wikipedia page. Nor does it appear he has any political experience at all. When I looked at his twitter feed I saw he posts sports stuff a lot. I had to scroll down quite a ways to find political postings. His campaign posting are all right I guess.

I would not rate him as a strong candidate, about like the last two at best, they were not great either.

Kings district is a Republican strong hold with a popular incumbent who's been beating fair to middling poor candidates by 23%. I can see why the DCCC Is Ignoring Steve King Again.

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