2nd District Congressional candidate, Steve Rathje, told TheIowaRepublican.com yesterday that his campaign has raised $41,729.00 in the first three months of 2010. Rathje said, “Our campaign is about a plan to bring jobs back to Iowa and put money back into the hands of Iowans and not the government. Republicans want a conservative nominee who will win and that is why we are seeing such great support for this campaign.”
Rathje has raised $100,859 thus far for his congressional campaign, and has $55,585.65 cash on hand. Rathje’s fundraising pace isn’t going to blow anyone away, but he is in a better position than Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Peter Teahen was in at the same time in 2008.
Miller-Meeks had raised $63,177.00 for her campaign through the first quarter of 2008 and Peter Teahen had raised $34,109.00. In that same year, Miller-Meeks spent $108,394.68 to win the primary, while Teahen spent $110,883.64 and came up a few hundred votes short.
Rathje has been the surprise fundraiser in this race and has changed the dynamic of the race. TheIowaRepublican.com will post other fundraising numbers as they become available.
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