A report released this weekend shows how much Iowa congressional candidates raised between May 18th and June 30th. The biggest money raisers are in Iowa’s third congressional district. Incumbent Leonard Boswell, a Democrat, raised just over 292-thousand dollars and had about a million dollars cash on hand at the end of June. His Republican challenger, Jeff Lamberti, raised nearly as much — 264-thousand — but had less cash on hand, about 820-thousand.
In Iowa’s first congressional district, the two major party candidates were raising money for the home stretch of their primaries and after they’d secured their parties’ nominations. Bruce Braley, the Democrat, raised over 250-thousand compared to Republican Mike Whalen’s 206-thousand take during the period, but Whalen had about 85-thousand dollars more cash on hand at the end of June.
In the second congressional district, incumbent Republican Jim Leach had a 130-thousand dollar advantage in cash on hand over his Democratic challenger David Loebsack. In the second district, Congressman Tom Latham, a Republican, had a more than 466-thousand dollar cash advantage over Democrat challenge Sheldon Spencer on June 30th.
In the fifth district, Republican Congressman Steve King raised just under 50-thousand dollars. His Democratic challenger Joyce Schulte raised only four-thousand during the period.