OTTUMWA – Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, the challenger in Iowa’s Second Congressional District, outraised Rep. David Loebsack in third-quarter contributions.
Elaborating on financial figures released Wednesday, the Miller-Meeks campaign noted that $8,490 of the $136,977 the campaign raised during the quarter that ended September 30 was designated to retire primary campaign debt. More than 85 percent of the $128,487 raised for general election expenditures came from individuals. It includes a $20,000 loan from the candidate.
Loebsack raised $110,442 during the same quarter but provided a $2,300 refund to one contributor, reducing his third-quarter total to $108,142. More than $74,000 – or 67 percent — came from political action committees.
“It’s clear that Dave Loebsack’s reliance on special interest money and money from entrenched House politicians has influenced his votes. He accepted money from Charles Rangel and then voted against an investigation that he failed to pay taxes on income from the rental of his Caribbean villa. He took money from Nancy Pelosi and then gave the House Speaker a pass while she went out a book-selling tour and let Congress take a long summer recess instead of passing flood relief for Palo, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Iowa City, Columbus Junction, Oakville and cities in eastern Iowa hard hit by the June floods,” Miller-Meeks said. “Anyone who follows the dollars will see it’s time for us to elect a new representative to Congress.”
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