Former Steve King challenger on rural voters in GOP states: 'They hate Democrats'

Former Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten (D) joined Hill.TV's "Rising" on Monday to discuss the challenges Democrats face in their efforts to win over voters in GOP strongholds.

Scholten, who unsuccessfully challenged now-former Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingPence to visit Iowa to headline event for congressman Former Steve King challenger on rural voters in GOP states: 'They hate Democrats' First Democrat announces Senate bid against Iowa's Grassley MORE (R-Iowa), said polling has shown that as many as four in 10 voters in some districts have fallen victim to misinformation and believe that the most recent round of stimulus checks as part of President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense: Senate panel adds B to Biden's defense budget | House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US | Pentagon confirms 7 Colombians arrested in Haiti leader's killing had US training On The Money: Senate braces for nasty debt ceiling fight | Democrats pushing for changes to bipartisan deal | Housing prices hit new high in June Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks MORE's American Rescue Plan came from legislation passed during the Trump administration.

"The message is not getting through to these rural voters, and that's a bigger problem than the actual message," he said.

"Rural voters in these Republican states, they don't like Republicans but they hate Democrats," Scholten added.

Watch more of his interview above: