DES MOINES, Iowa – On Thursday, the Kim Reynolds for Iowa Committee announced that it raised nearly $1.6 million in 2020 and has nearly $2.1 million cash-on-hand. This fundraising total breaks the record for contributions an Iowa Governor has received two years following a gubernatorial election. The campaign also announced Reynolds, a Republican, goes into the year before a gubernatorial election with the largest cash-on-hand in state history.
“I am grateful to stand alongside Iowans from all walks of life who have generously offered their financial support to my campaign, even during a challenging and unprecedented year,” Reynolds said. “Unlike many other states, Iowa is in a position to grow and come back even stronger. That’s because of Iowans, their tenacity, strong work ethic, and our ability to work together to turn obstacles into opportunities.”
Reynolds’ campaign committee said the final report will be filed with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board by January 19. The governor received contributions from residents in all of Iowa’s 99 counties and 97 percent of the total contributions are from Iowans.
The previous record for dollars raised was set by Reynolds’ predecessor, Republican Terry Branstad, with a total of $1,116,705.90 raised between January 1 – December 31, 2012. The previous record for cash-on-hand was set by Democrat Chet Culver with a total of $1,492,271.62 reported in January 2009.