Full interview: Democratic candidate J.D. Scholten talks about his run against Steve King in Iowa's 4th Congressional District

Iowa Republican Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingKing doubles down, says rape, incest should not be factored in to abortion decisions Steve King defends remarks on rape, incest The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters MORE, an immigration hard-liner who has promoted a self-described Nazi sympathizer on Twitter, has long been a controversial figure in U.S. politics.

Despite his propensity for attracting negative attention, however, King has generally had a relatively easy time getting re-elected by local voters. This year, King is facing a new Democratic opponent, J.D. Scholten, a former professional baseball player.

Scholten joined “Rising” on Thursday to discuss his campaign in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.