The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.
Content warning: this email contains references to sexual violence that may be triggering to survivors.
Today, Iowa Congressman Steve King said, “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?”
This is a man who’s spent his entire career spewing racist, misogynistic, and hateful rhetoric. This is the foundation of moral character we’ve come to know from Congressman Steve King.
It’s deeply disturbing that a sitting member of Congress with a track record of saying such abhorrent things still managed to get re-elected every two years for over a decade. But, this time will be different.
I want to introduce you to my friend, J.D. Scholten, the man who’s going to defeat Steve King.
J.D. is running to replace Steve King and represent the true values of Iowans.
He ran against Steve King last year — and came within just three points of beating him. But this time, with your help, I know he’s going to win.
I had the opportunity to join J.D. on the campaign trail last year. While we rode around Iowa in his Winnebago, the Sioux City Sue, it became clear that J.D. is a man of high moral character with a deep belief in public service. There is no doubt in my mind that he would be an excellent member of Congress and the voice Iowans need advocating for them.