Two Democrats Seeking Chance To Run Against Steve King

Northwest Iowa — Two people, including a Spencer woman, have announced their intentions to seek the Democrat party nomination to face 4th District Republican Congressman Steve King in next year’s mid-term election.

Spencer City Councilwoman Leann Jacobsen kicked off her campaign Thursday (August 10th), focusing on an economic message for Iowa’s fourth congressional district, which covers 39 counties.

Jacobsen and her husband operate a coffeehouse and wine bar in Spencer.

J.D. Scholten, a paralegal in Sioux City, kicked off his campaign in the district during the last week of July.

Scholten grew up in Sioux City and played baseball at Morningside College, the University of Nebraska and then for teams in seven different countries.

Kim Weaver, the Democrat from Sheldon who challenged Congressman King in 2016, started raising money for another go, but dropped her 2018 bid in early June.

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