Senator Grassley has raised $613,627.29 in the first quarter of 2010. Grassley has $5,366,173.96 cash on hand for his re-election campaign. Half of Grassley’s massive fundraising haul is from individuals, while the other half if for political action committees.
Grassley campaign manager, Bob Renaud, told TheIowaRepublican.com, “We’ve raised four times more in this campaign than Attorney Conlin has, and Senator Grassley’s cash on-hand is more than five times higher. Conlin said at the beginning of her campaign five months ago that she’d raise $10 million. We’re now 40 percent of the way to election day, and Conlin is failing to raise what she said she must, even after putting a quarter of a million dollars of her personal fortune in this quarter. Putting big chunks of her own money in this early is proof of her campaign problems. She’s picking the low-hanging fruit from trial lawyers who max out. That won’t last. And the lack of enthusiasm from donors to her campaign matches the lack of attendance at her appearances, where she’s drawing small turnouts from entire counties. Conlin faces a contentious primary in seven weeks after having tried but failed to clear that field. Iowa Democrats have not made her the candidate yet, and she may not be the nominee. Iowans look at message more than money. It’s pretty clear that this is a campaign that has failed to ignite and is faltering.”
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