Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ surging congressional campaign reported total receipts of $571,300 between July 1 and Sept. 30, boosting its total funds raised to nearly $900,000, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Miller-Meeks reported $406,745 cash on hand at the end of the third quarter as the campaign for Iowa’s Second Congressional district seat enters the critical home stretch with polls showing her in a dead heat with two-term Democratic Rep. David Loebsack. The campaign reported contributions of $211,700, a $359,600 loan from the candidate and expenditures of $245,027 during the third quarter. Her 2010 campaign has raised a total of $889,234, the FEC report indicates.
“David Loebsack has been taking money from Wall Street and other special interests that benefited from his vote for the federal bailout. Meanwhile, our latest fund-raising numbers indicate a broad-based movement to replace David Loebsack with common-sense representation and, frankly, they demonstrate my commitment to our children’s future and reclaiming the American Dream,” Miller-Meeks said.
She continued, “Republicans, Democrats and independents throughout the Second District are fed up with the chronic unemployment, runaway government spending and crushing new debt that David Loebsack has saddled us with by supporting Nancy Pelosi 97 percent of the time. His bad decisions and our hard work have made this race one of the most competitive in the country. That’s why these past three weeks we’ve seen his Washington special interest groups like the national AFL-CIO launch a wave of false attacks that are sure to continue until Election Day. They’re afraid of losing David Loebsack’s big-spending rubber stamp in Congress and they’re helping him run away from his record by lying about my priorities.”
Partly on the basis of her campaign’s fundraising strength, the National Republican Congressional Committee has designated Miller-Meeks as one of the party’s “Young Guns.” The designation is an indication she is one of best GOP challengers at raising funds and developing the necessary grassroots support to win on Nov. 2. Candidates who earn the “Young Gun” designation also draw additional national party resources.
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