Iowa U.S. House candidate calls out incumbent for refusing to debate
The general election is now less than two months away, and candidate for a seat in the U.S. House representing the 4th District of Iowa JD Scholten is throwing his second pitch for a debate with Congressman Steve King.
KCAU reports Scholten originally challenged King to either a face-to-face debate or a free throw contest, but the Republican incumbent has not agreed to either.
Now, the former professional baseball player is saying if King does not agree to a debate, he will debate a cardboard cutout of the congressman.
"Out doing public events, he's not doing town halls where he looks his constituents in the eye," Scholten said. "Now, he's not holding debates, and so he's really abdicated his leadership for his own personal agenda, and so we are calling for these debates to hold him accountable for his abdication."
Scholten also announced he is launching a 39-countywide tour that he is calling "You Can't Fake Showing Up."
His first stop will be in Storm Lake on Tuesday.