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November 25th, 2009

Zaun Steps Closer to Congressional Bid

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Written by: Craig Robinson
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zaunBelow is a press release from Brad Zaun about his potential campaign for Congress. Zaun has also reworked his website.

Today, Brad Zaun moved one step closer to making a Congressional bid official by filing the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.

“The support I’ve received from people encouraging me to run has been humbling. Republicans, Independents and Democrats alike recognize Washington is a mess. Iowans are hungry for a little commonsense to come out of Washington. Government showing a little fiscal restraint and not spending more than it takes in would be a simple place to start,” said Brad Zaun.

“My experience comes from running a small business for 16 years and serving as a councilman, mayor and state senator.”

Zaun concluded, “Today’s FEC filings are part of the logical steps leading up to a formal announcement. I look forward to the discussion with voters about the differences on issues between Congressman Boswell and myself. “

Brad Zaun is a former council member and seven year Mayor of Urbandale. Currently Zaun is a State Senator representing all of Urbandale and portions of northwest Des Moines. Brad’s business experience includes 16 years as owner of Zaun’s Trustworthy Hardware in Urbandale. He is married and the father of five children.

Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District includes the counties of Polk, Marion, Jasper, Mahaska, Benton, Grundy, Poweshiek, Tama, Iowa, Lucas, Keokuk and Monroe.

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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