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 KingConstitutional conservatives need to oppose the national emergency Democrats need someone in ‘the Ojeda lane’ Pence on push to remove Omar from committee: Steve King saw ‘consequences’ 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.