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May 20th, 2010

State Treasurer and Secretary of State Fundraising Numbers

Dave Jamison has raised just about $30,000 for his campaign for State Treasurer and has $7000 cash on hand. His opponent, Jim Heavens, raised less than $3000, but loaned his campaign $25,000. Heavens has $2,228.04 in the bank.

Jamison is the favorite to win the primary. He is better known to Iowa Republicans and is a tireless campaigner. He has also begun to run radio ads in parts of the state.
The Secretary of State race is going to be interesting. Eichhorn is better known, but Council Bluffs City Councilman Matt Schultz is a dynamic and articulate candidate. Eichhorn raised just over $9000 for his campaign, while Schultz raised nearly $12,000. The third candidate in the race, Chris Sanger, has $397 dollars in his campaign account.

The race for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State looks to be a toss up. If Schultz can find a way to run radio ads in the closing days of the campaign, he would be in a good position to win the nomination. If he can’t, then Eichhorn, who unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 2008, will likely get the nod.

Photo by Dave Davidson

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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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