Scholten, a Democrat from Sioux City, said Sanders would make stops on Oct. 20 in Sioux City and Oct. 21 in Fort Dodge and Ames. Scholten, who is challenging Republican Rep. Steve King, announced Sanders’ appearances during a dinner sponsored by the Woodbury County Democratic Party Friday night.
In Sioux City, Sanders will join Scholten at a rally at Morningside College. Along with the visits to Fort Dodge and Ames the next day, Sanders will appear in three of the four largest cities in the heavily Republican 4th district, which covers 39 counties in Northwest and Northcentral Iowa.
An Emerson College poll in early September showed King with a 10-point lead over Scholten. More recently, the Scholten campaign countered with an internal poll that showed him within 6 points of the eight-term incumbent.
For three straight three-month quarters, reports filed with the Federal Election Commission showed Scholten brought in more campaign donations than King, an eight-term incumbent from Kiron. In the the last three quarters, Scholten built a more than 2-to-1 fundraising advantage — $719,000 to $353,000.
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