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January 20th, 2014
 

Nussle Endorses Walt Rogers in 1st CD Race

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Written by: Craig Robinson
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CEDAR FALLS – Former Congressman Jim Nussle, who represented Iowa’s 1st Congressional District for 16 years, is endorsing State Representative Walt Rogers, who is running for that same seat.
Nussle, the last Republican to hold the seat, said, “As both a former Director of the Office of Management and Budget and a Congressman serving northeast Iowa who developed a reputation as a ‘fiscal hawk,’ I wholeheartedly endorse Walt Rogers. Walt’s message of ‘smaller, smarter government’ is exactly what’s needed in Washington, DC and will represent his constituents’ views quite well.” Nussle continued, “Walt’s a thoughtful conservative and one of the good guys; he will represent Iowa’s First Congressional District with honor, intelligence, and integrity.”
Nussle joins former Congressman Tom Tauke, who has also endorsed Rogers. Tauke represented the 1st Congressional District from 1981 to 1991; Nussle held the seat from 1991 until 2007.
Rogers said, “I am excited to have endorsements from both of the Republican Congressman who have represented this district in recent decades. For the two Republicans who have proven they know how to win elections in this district to endorse our campaign is an inspiring vote of confidence.”
The Rogers campaign is also announcing that it has met its fundraising goals for the 4th quarter of 2013, which is the campaign’s first quarter of fundraising; Rogers announced his candidacy on October 1. The campaign will file its first quarterly financial report with the Federal Election Commission by the end of the month; the report will show that Rogers raised over $127,000 from over 330 individual donors in the 4th quarter and ended the year with over $70,000 cash on hand.
The campaign also noted that substantially all of the funds raised came from supporters of the campaign, rather than from large contributions from the candidate or immediate family. “The support donors have shown for this campaign has been truly amazing,” said Rogers. “My team will continue to work hard developing our grassroots support in every county and building on this great foundation.”
Walt Rogers was first elected to the Iowa House in 2010 by defeating an incumbent Democrat. Rogers was elected by his colleagues as an Assistant Majority Leader during his first term; he currently serves on the Appropriations, Education, Economic Growth, Administration & Rules, and Transportation committees. He was reelected in 2012 to represent the new House District 60.
Rogers has been married to Jenny for 33 years; they have three children and seven grandchildren. A graduate of Waterloo Columbus High School and the University of Northern Iowa, Rogers grew up in Waterloo and currently resides in Cedar Falls. Iowa’s First Congressional District consists of 20 counties in central and northeast Iowa. For more information about the Walt Rogers campaign, visit their website atwww.waltrogers.org.

About the Author

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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