DES MOINES, Iowa (KCAU) – Iowa’s 4th District congressional candidates shared the stage for a debate Wednesday.
Republican Randy Feenstra is running against Democrat J.D. Scholten in the upcoming election.
Feenstra defeated incumbent Steve King during the June primary. Scholten challenged King in 2018 and lost by 3% of the vote.
Today, the candidates covered topics ranging from their character to COVID-19. The candidates discussed the source of funding for the campaigns.
“Our campaign is about people. I don’t take money from corporate. I turned down the D triple C because my focus is on the people of the 4th District,” said Scholten.
“My money is local. It’s grassroots. Unlike J.D. Scholten’s, whose liberal money, millions and millions of dolars have come from San Francisco and New York,” said Feenstra.
The candidates also discussed how Gov. Reynolds has handled the coronavirus pandemic in Iowa.
“We as individuals, we are Iowans. We have to do the right thing, we shouldn’t have to have a mandate coming done the pipe, saying this is what we’re gonna do. We are Iowans, let’s take care of each other.” said Feenstra.
“We are number one in the nation in rates and we are going down the wrong direction. What we have seen is just awful, it’s been a failure of leadership,” said Scholten.
You can watch the full debate below.