Campaign disclosures show that Rod Blum, a Republican candidate for Congress in Iowa’s 1st District, has raised just over $71,000 for his campaign in the last quarter of 2011. Blum, a Dubuque businessman, is seeking the Republican nomination against Ben Lange. Lange reported raising $120,000 in the same time frame.
The majority of the funds raised by Blum came from his home area. The total also includes a $20,000 contribution to the campaign from himself, as well as contributions by other family members. The winner of the Republican Primary will face Congressman Bruce Braley.
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