Ashton, Iowa — Democrat J.D. Scholten and his campaign RV, Sioux City Sue, took his “Don’t Forget About Us Tour” to the Ashton Legion Community Center early Thursday evening. The “Don’t Forget About Us Tour” is designed to hold a town hall meeting in each of the 4th District’s 39 counties, all in communities with a population of less than a thousand people.
Scholten spoke for about twenty minutes before opening up to questions from the crowd. The questions he received ranged from healthcare to the Renewable Fuels Standard, to immigration policy.
After the meeting ended, Scholten took a few minutes to speak to the area media members in attendance. He was asked why he chose to visit towns with fewer than a thousand residents.
Scholten says the topic about which he has been asked the most questions at these meetings is healthcare.
He was asked how he would turn that trend around.
Scholten is the lone Democrat seeking the 4th District U.S. House seat, while five Republicans, including incumbent Congressman Steve King, are seeking their party’s nomination. We asked Scholten which Republican candidate he’d prefer to run against in the general election.
Following the town hall meeting in Ashton, Scholten was off to Doon in Lyon County for another stop on his “Don’t Forget About Us Tour.” He’ll also be holding town hall meetings this Saturday in both O’Brien and Clay counties. His O’Brien County stop will be Saturday morning at 10:00 in the Assembly Room at the O’Brien County Courthouse. From there he’ll head for Everly in Clay County for a 1:15 pm town hall at the Hap Ketelsen Community Building, all part of his 39-county “Don’t Forget About Us Tour” of Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.
Photos by KIWA Staff