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January 14th, 2010

Northey Reports Impressive Fundraising Numbers

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Written by: Craig Robinson
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Northywith logoIowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey released his fundraising totals for 2009 today. In a press release, Northey states that he raised $233,815 and ended the year with $261,627 cash on-hand. Northey’s impressive haul come from over 1600 donors in the current election cycle, which began in January 2007. To put his fundraising in perspective; it’s over twice as much former Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Patty Judge raised during her campaign for governor.

Last summer, many speculated that Northey might run for governor. While he admitted that he did consider it, he ultimately opted to seek re-election. Northey’s fundraising ability now opens many doors if he wants to run for higher office in the future.

Below is Northey’s Press Release.


DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that he has raised $233,815 for his campaign for reelection as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in 2009 and his campaign currently has $261,627 cash on-hand. Northey filed his January 2010 campaign financial disclosure report with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board this week.

“I am greatly encouraged to have been supported by so many Iowans and will continue to work hard to earn the support of Iowa’s voters,” Northey said.

Northey’s report also showed that he has raised $409,325 from more than 1600 donors in the current election cycle, which began in January 2007.

Northey was elected in November of 2006. For the 2006 election he raised $436,544 and only had $20,426 cash on-hand in January of 2006.

Since his election Northey has worked hard to meet with Iowans and he has visited all of Iowa’s 99 counties each year during his term in office.

Northey, a corn and soybean farmer from Spirit Lake, is serving his first term as Secretary of Agriculture. His priorities as Secretary of Agriculture are the opportunities in renewable energy, conservation and stewardship, and telling the story of Iowa agriculture.

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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