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October 15th, 2013
 

Blum Reports Over $60,000 in 3rd Quarter Contributions – $140,000 Cash on Hand

Today, the Blum for Congress campaign announced it will report contributions totaling over $60,000 for the quarter ending September 30, 2013. The campaign has now received contributions from over 400 individuals and has over $140,000 cash on hand. In an additional sign of grassroots momentum, 98% of the donors are voters in the 1st Congressional District of Iowa, covering all 20 counties in the district.

“I’m very encouraged by the widespread financial support for Rod’s campaign,” said Paul Smith, Director of Operations for the campaign. “These resources, combined with our growing grassroots team of over 230 committed precinct leaders, will provide the muscle necessary to run a winning Republican campaign for U.S. Congress. A cash on hand total of over $140,000 shows that we are not only serious about raising funds, but equally committed to fiscal discipline in how we spend our resources this early in the race.”

Candidate Rod Blum added, “I am humbled by the continued support from voters in the 1st District. Each contribution – no matter how small or large – helps us spread our message of personal responsibility, Constitutionally limited government, fiscal sanity, free markets, and the sanctity of life. While fundraising before the primary field solidifies is always difficult, I am happy to be able to say that already we have raised more than our entire last campaign.”

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Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com, 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 TheIowaRepublican.com 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, TheIowaRepublcian.com. 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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