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Finkenauer’s Continues Strong Fundraising, Bringing in $765,000 in Second Quarter


A Dubuque state lawmaker seeking to unseat Republican Congressman Rod Blum is reporting another strong fundraising showing. According to a report from her campaign, Democrat Abby Finkenauer raised more than three-quarters of a million dollars during the quarter that ran from April through the end of June. According to the left-leaning blog Iowa Starting Line, Finkenauer’s $765,000 fundraising total is the most money ever raised by an Iowa Democratic Congressional candidate in a single quarter. The previous record was 4th District candidate Jim Mowrer’s $704,000 during the 3rd quarter of the 2014 race. Since entering the race in May of last year, Finkenauer has now raised more than $1.8 million . Her campaign says that money has come from more than 65,000 individual donors, with an average contribution of $16.

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