DES MOINES, Iowa – State Senator Zach Nunn, R-Bondurant, announced that his congressional campaign in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District raised over $250,000 since announcing his campaign on July 13.
Nunn is the first candidate in the race to announce his fundraising haul. Third-quarter reports (July 1-September 30) are not due to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) until October 15.
His campaign reports that Nunn received donations from over 1,000 contributors with an average of $203.00, and 85 percent of donations were $100.00 or less.
“Over the last few months, I have seen first-hand the failures of the Biden administration and their allies in Congress. They abandoned Americans and our allies behind enemy lines, all for a political talking point,” Nunn said. “Now more than ever we need to unite in our effort to stop Cindy Axne and the liberals in Congress and win back the third congressional district. I am so grateful to those that contributed to my campaign in these early days. I’m energized to continue the fight,” Nunn said in a released statement.
The Iowa 3rd Congressional District race is likely to be hotly contested and well-funded. In the 2020 election cycle, incumbent U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, raised over $6.2 million, and her Republican challenger, former U.S. Rep. David Young, reported raising $3.2 million.
In 2021, Axne reported raising over $1.2 million between January 1 and June 30. She is not expected to have a contested primary.
Former State Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa, R-Council Bluffs, is the only Republican candidate to announce (on April 15) before the last filing period deadline on July 15. She reported raising $37,793.85 between her announcement and June 30.
Nicole Hasso of Johnston announced one week before Nunn and has not reported her third-quarter fundraising yet.