Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Iowa GOP Outpaces Iowa Democrats in First Quarter Fundraising

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Contact: Jeffrey Boeyink, 515.864.6800


Strawn: More Evidence of GOP Resurgence in Iowa

Des Moines, IA. –According to finance reports filed yesterday with the Federal Election Commission, the Republican Party of Iowa raised more funds and ended the period with more cash on hand than the Iowa Democratic Party during the first quarter of 2009.

Matt Strawn, Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa said, “With each passing day, each passing week, and each passing month, it is becoming increasingly clear the Republican Party of Iowa is reestablishing itself as a relevant force in Iowa politics.

“Republicans are uniting around our principled conservative message. This early fund-raising success is just one more piece of evidence that our efforts to fight for core Republican principles such as limiting government spending, free market job-creating strategies, and marriage protection are resonating with Iowans.”

Strawn noted that the Republican Party of Iowa raised 50% more funds in March than our counterparts at the Iowa Democratic Party. The Iowa GOP not only outraised the IDP in March, but outraised them for the entire first quarter of 2009 and the state GOP has nearly $80,000 more cash on hand at the end of the period than Iowa Democrats.

“As Iowa Democrats continue to ignore Iowa’s economy, thwart the will of the public on marriage, and drive our state to a budget cliff in 2010 that could reach a billion dollars, I expect our message will bring even bigger and better results in the future,” concluded Strawn.

Link to Republican Party of Iowa filing
Link to Iowa Democratic Party filing

Republican Party of Iowa
March funds raised: $109,814
1st Quarter funds raised: $234,509
Cash on hand: $244,492

Iowa Democratic Party
March funds raised: $72,572
1st Quarter funds raised: $186,078
Cash on hand: $165,542

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