Laura Belin

What needs to happen for J.D. Scholten to beat Steve King (2020 edition)

Aug 06, 2019

I don't doubt that he is ambitious

Probably a lot of Republicans see themselves as a worthy successor to King. I am just not seeing how this would come together for Anderson in this cycle. It’s hard for me to imagine King not filing nominating papers, and if he did retire, I don’t see how Anderson could raise his profile enough in just a few months to beat Feenstra in the primary.

What needs to happen for J.D. Scholten to beat Steve King (2020 edition)

Aug 04, 2019

you think there is a realistic chance

King can be talked out of running, opening the door for Bill Anderson? I am not seeing that at all.

King will fight to the end (and in my view win the primary without it going to convention). But if for some reason King didn’t run, Feenstra would immediately become the favorite in the GOP primary. Even with King’s endorsement I doubt Anderson could make himself well-known enough to win. Feenstra will have so much more money by then.

What needs to happen for J.D. Scholten to beat Steve King (2020 edition)

Aug 04, 2019

obviously

King is the only beatable Republican in this district. That’s why I made that the first of my six points.

How would there be room for Bill Anderson in this primary? You mean if somehow King didn’t file for re-election, Anderson would run against Feenstra? Or do you mean if Scholten won in 2020 that Anderson would run in 2022?

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