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April 17th, 2009

Boswell and King Lead Their Respective Parties In Fundraising

united_states_capitol_dome_daylight-1The first quarter fundraising numbers are out for Iowa’s federal representatives. The top fundraiser for the Democrats was Congressman Leonard Boswell, while Congressman Steve King set the pace for Republicans.

Every Democrat collected more money from PACs than Republicans did. Congressman Boswell took over $110,000 from PACs alone, which is more money than King, Latham, Loebsack, and Harkin raised for each of their campaigns for the period.

Congressman King has maintained his strong fundraising pace from last cycle when he eclipsed the million dollar mark for the first time. The current political environment also favors King as he is the most outspoken member on the delegation on the issues of same-sex marriage and tax reform. King’s newly found fundraising prowess, combined with his ability to motivate activists, make for a formidable combination.

The following is how Iowa’s federal representatives fared in their first quarter fundraising.

Congressman Leonard Boswell
Iowa’s Third Congressional District

Total dollars raised this period: $146,738.86
Amount received by PACs this period: $110,500.00
Cash on hand: $195,974.75

Congressman Bruce Braley
Iowa’s First Congressional District

Total dollars raised this period: $127,511.02
Amount received by PACs this period: $67,500.00
Cash on hand: $283,660.05

Congressman Steve King
Iowa’s Fifth Congressional District

Total dollars raised this period: $90,491.00
Amount received by PACs this period: $18,400.00
Cash on hand: $192,748.42

Congressman Tom Latham
Iowa’s Forth Congressional District

Total dollars raised this period: $71,365.50
Amount received by PACs this period: $27,000.00
Cash on hand: $113,943.87

Senator Tom Harkin
Iowa United States Senator

Total dollars raised this period: $63,317.00
Amount received by PACs this period: $39,250.00
Cash on hand: $2,443,946.02

Congressman Dave Loebsack
Iowa’s Second Congressional District

Total dollars raised this period: $60,558.20
Amount received by PACs this period: $38,500.00
Cash on hand: $144,316.76

Senator Chuck Grassley
Iowa United States Senator

Total dollars raised this period: $290,540.00
Amount received by PACs this period: $200,518.52
Cash on hand: $3,091,161.57


About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and TheIowaRepublican.com as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, TheIowaRepublcian.com. Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.




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