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April 15th, 2011

Boswell Already In Trouble in New 3rd District

This morning, Congressman Tom Latham announced that he would be a candidate in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.  The move prevents a primary between Latham and Congressman Steve King after the two of them were tossed into the same district.

Latham will now take on Congressman Leonard Boswell next fall.  In addition to announcing his plans to move to the 3rd District, Latham also posted some impressive fundraising numbers.

In the fundraising period that ended on March 31st, Latham raised $413,619.41 and has a cash-on-hand balance of $983,509.92.  Boswell on the other hand raised, $144,725.00 and had just $173,815.85 in the bank.  Making matters worse for Boswell is that the PAC money that he has traditionally relied on to fund his re-election campaigns probably will not be there for him in 2012.

Boswell collected $948,556.98 from PACs for his 2010 race.  Those contributions accounted for almost 63 percent of the money he raised.  PAC’s typically donate to incumbents, but with two incumbent’s squaring off, they will likely support candidate whose political party is in the majority, which is Latham.

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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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