Sen. Chuck Grassley’s re-election campaign continued to show strong grassroots support and overall fundraising strength, receiving more than $611,000 in contributions during the latest reporting period and showing $5.7 million cash on hand, according to its federal elections report.
The amount nearly doubles Democrat candidate Roxanne Conlin’s $358,420 raised in the same reporting period. Grassley’s cash on hand is seven times greater than Conlin’s $851,014, which is approximately $20,000 less than the previous reporting period. She had already loaned her campaign $250,000 in January. It is unclear whether the numbers the Conlin campaign released today includes additional loans, debt or candidate contributions.
“During this election cycle, a total of 13,207 individuals have contributed to Chuck Grassley’s campaign. That includes 2,750 individuals in just the second quarter of the year and 1,529 individuals during the reporting period of May 20 and June 30,” campaign spokesman Eric Woolson said. “That’s a clear indication that Iowans want Chuck Grassley to continue to stand up for their best interests and continue to be a guardian of the taxpayers’ money against the big spenders in Washington.”
He added, “Contributions are a key measure of voter support and the Conlin campaign’s report shows it’s losing ground fast. She said her campaign would raise $10 million and two-thirds of the way through the race she’s not even at $2 million. Her fundraising failures explain why she took the unprecedented step of flying out of the country to try to raise special interest money last Sunday.”
BY THE NUMBERS: GRASSLEY’S RECORD FUNDRAISING
Individual donors from May 20-June 30: 1,529
Total donors to date: 13,207
Total receipts for reporting period: $630,460.04
Total expenditures in reporting period: $499,821.61
Unpaid obligations: $13,216.14
Cash on hand: $5,716,451.96
Total raised in election cycle: $6,524,434.93
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