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May 20th, 2010

Brenna Findley Posts Impressive Fundraising Numbers

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Written by: Craig Robinson
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Iowa Republicans are excited about Brenna Findley’s campaign to be Iowa’s Attorney General. You can see the excitement when she is speaking to groups across the state, and that excitements can also be seen in her fundraising report.

Findley raised $124,077.80 in the first five months of 2010, and has $95,528.32 cash on hand. Her opponent, Attorney General Tom Miller only raised $15,748.00 and has $105,457.69. Miller was first elected Iowa’s Attorney General in 1978.

Findley’s ability to out-raise an entrenched incumbent like Miller is impressive. Not only is the $124,000 raised impressive, but her campaign also has over 700 donors. Her strong fundraising shows that Iowans are ready for a new Attorney General. Her groundbreaking campaign shows that she has an active, engaged operation throughout the state.

The political environment is also tailor-made for Findley. Not only is she running against an entrenched incumbent, but she is also running in a year when people are talking about state’s rights in response to immigration and healthcare laws that have been passed.

Findley is a conservative fireball that will give Miller fits. Frankly, I’m shocked to see how little he raised. It looks like he didn’t take Findley seriously. I’m sure all of that changed yesterday when he saw her dollars raised.

Photo by Dave Davidson


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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