Candidates for Congress have filed reports showing their fundraising record for the past quarter. The two women who are seeking to unseat Congressmen in Iowa’s second and fourth districts raised more money than their incumbent opponents in the past three months.
In the past three months, Democrat Becky Greenwald of Perry raised $17,000 more than Republican Congressman Tom Latham of Ames, although Latham has several hundred thousand dollars in cash left in his campaign account. Greenwald also made a personal loan of $12,000 to her campaign.
Republican Mariannette-Miller Meeks is challenging first-term Democratic Congressman Dave Loebsack of Mount Vernon. She raised a few hundred dollars more than Loebsack did in the past three months, but Miller-Meeks — an eye doctor in Ottumwa — also loaned her campaign $20,000.
In the fifth congressional district, Democratic challenger Rob Hubler of Council Bluffs raised about half as much as Republican Congressman Steve King of Kiron did in the past three months. In the first congressional district, Republican challenger Dave Hartsuch of Bettendorf has about $7,000 in his campaign war chest compared to the $400,000, incumbent Democrat Bruce Braley of Waterloo has.
Iowa’s other congressional race — in the third district — pits two politicians from Des Moines against one another. Democratic Congressman Leonard Boswell has a $300,000 cash-on-hand advantage over Republican Kim Schmett.