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August 24th, 2009

Fong Launches Statewide Radio Ad

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Written by: Craig Robinson
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christian-fong-130x150Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Christian Fong has released a statewide radio in an effort to build his name ID across the state.

Here is the transcript of the advertisement, “Iowa Dream”:

Christian Fong: It was 1944, as communism was ascending, Nelson Fong’s family escaped China.

Meanwhile, the United States was a beacon of freedom. After tax cuts in ’61, the U.S. was booming. Nelson Fong, a Christian in Hong Kong was drawn by the promise of freedom to the United States in ‘63. He met a farm girl, worked many jobs and eventually settled in a small western Iowa town. Today, Nelson Fong lives that American dream…I know because he’s my father.

I’m Christian Fong. Today, I see that dream slipping away. We have a state government that borrowed almost a billion dollars to pay its bills. As Governor I would end the use of taxpayer money to fund lobbyists and veto any budget that is not balanced.

Like many of you, we live the Iowa Dream and we should never let that slip away. I’m Christian Fong.

Announcer: Paid for by Iowans for Christian Fong. Conservative Republican for Governor.

Recent polls have shown that Iowans are unfamiliar with Christian Fong. In poll, Fong only received support from 1% of respondents on the Republican primary ballot test.

Marlys Popma, Fong’s campaign manager said, “Our fundraising has been strong enough; it’s allowed us the luxury of starting our paid media campaign earlier than we had initially anticipated. Christian has a unique story that sets him apart in this crowded Republican field and this advertisement allows us to introduce him to Republicans across the state.”

Iowans for Fong Radio Ad

About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, 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 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, 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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