Senator Chuck Grassley raised over $290,000 in the first quarter of 2009. Grassley ended the quarter with $3,091,161.57 in his campaign account. While those numbers are impressive, and easily out-pace the rest of the Iowa delegation, Grassley raised $330,000 less in this quarter than he did in the same period before his 2004 re-election.
In the first quarter of 2003, which is the similar fundraising period for Grassley’s last re-election campaign, he raised $620,670.37 for the quarter and had $2,168.907.38 in the bank. While Grassley almost $1 million more in his campaign account now than he did in 2003, his amount he raised in the quarter is off by almost 47%.
When asked about the drop off in fundraising between the current disclosure and the same period from the Senator’s last campaign, a spokesperson said, “Giving is down due to the economy and many donors are taking a breather after the most expensive campaign in history in 2008.”
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
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