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April 15th, 2010

2nd CD: Reed Raises $14,735.00 in 1st Quarter

reed chrisSecond District Congressional candidate Christopher Reed will report raising $14,735.00 for the first quarter of 2010. Reed’s campaign treasurer disclosed the numbers to TheIowaRepublican.com last night. To date, Reed has raised $26,553.19 and has $11,400.96 cash on hand leading into the final two months of the campaign.

Reed has done more with less before. In 2008, he joined the US Senate Primary very late and managed to win the nomination by only spending a few thousand dollars. The only difference between his race for Senate and his House campaign is that the level of competition is greater this time around.

In his 2008 campaign, Reed spent just $3500 and was able to sqeek out a narrow victory over George Eichhorn. It is important to note that Eichhorn only spent around $7500. The other candidate in the US Senate race that year was Steve Rathje, who spent $120,000 in the primary.

Rathje made an error when he refused to debate in an Iowa Public TV debate. Had he participated in that debate he would have probably performed better in the primary. While Reed won the primary, Rathje garnered more votes out of the 2nd District in that primary, and got more primary votes out of Linn County than any candidate who is running in the 2nd CD congressional primary.

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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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