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October 22nd, 2012

Donors Beware: Iowa SCAM PAC is at it Again

By Craig Robinson

Despite spending three times more money on consultants than actually helping Congressman Steve King win his re-election campaign, Iowa’s Road Ahead, which is a subsidiary of America’s Road Ahead, is once again soliciting donations from Iowa Republicans.

A letter signed by Brian Kennedy, a former Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa and the current Chairman of the Romney campaign in Iowa, warns Iowans “Barack Obama and the Democrat machine are poised to flip the U.S. House!”

However, the group has spent three times more on consultants than it has spent on the candidate they claim to support.  Documents filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) earlier this month show that America’s Road Ahead Fund has raised $148,988.04 since mid-June.  The group spent $143,320.04 in July, August and September, but only $38,000 has been used to help Congressman Steve King, the stated candidate the group is supporting.

Below is the fundraising appeal that Kennedy sent out on Sunday.

Click here to read last week’s article on America’s Road Ahead


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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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