DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, will report raising over $1 million in the third quarter of 2021.
Jake Sherman originally reported Hinson’s numbers at Punchbowl News. Hinson’s campaign confirmed to The Iowa Torch that the campaign did indeed raise over $1,000,000 in the third quarter.
“I’m overwhelmed and incredibly grateful for the continued support for our campaign. Our team is powered by Iowans who value freedom and opportunity, and it is abundantly clear that Iowans are sick of higher taxes, more government, and out-of-touch, socailst policies under Speaker Pelosi and the Biden Administration. The road to firing Speaker Pelosi and returning common sense to Washington runs straight through Iowa, and I’m confident that we will take back the Speaker’s gavel in 2022,” Hinson told The Iowa Torch.
Hinson has proven fundraising ability. She raised almost $5.2 million in 2020 as a challenger in her defeat of incumbent U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, who raised just over $5.9 million in a hotly contested race. Hinson set a record for the amount raised by a Republican congressional candidate, including incumbents. The previous Republican record was held by former U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who raised $3.75 million during the 2012 cycle.
Before the third quarter, Hinson had raised almost $1.3 million in contributions for the 2022 cycle leading all congressional candidates in Iowa.
Her Democratic opponent, State Senator Liz Mathis, D-Hiawatha, announced raising more than $640,000 and will have $550,000 cash-on-hand.
Feenstra Announces $1 Million Raised for 2022
U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, announced he surpassed the $1 million mark for the 2022 cycle in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.
The freshman congressman announced raising over $320,000 in the third quarter bringing his 2022 cycle amount to over $1 million in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. Feenstra’s campaign states the total includes contributions from 1,797 individuals. He has received contributions from 4,300 individuals this year, will report more than $630,000 cash on hand.
Feenstra raised over $1.8 million in the 2020 election cycle when he defeated U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, in the Republican primary and cruised to a victory over Democrat J.D. Scholten, who outraised him by $1.1 million.
“I promised to deliver conservative results in Congress and that’s exactly what I’m doing,” he said in a released statement. “The outpouring of support we continue to receive proves that Iowans want a proven conservative leader that delivers for our families, farmers and Main Streets.”
“I’ll continue fighting to protect Iowans from the socialist agenda being pushed by Nancy Pelosi and the extremists in Congress. I’ll defend innocent life, protect our 2nd amendment rights and fight to stop Joe Biden’s reckless spending that is bankrupting our country,” Feenstra added.
So far, no Democrat has announced a challenge in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District race.
U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, has raised $784,752 in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District race but has not released her third-quarter numbers yet.
U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, has raised over $1.2 million in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District and has not announced third-quarter numbers. One of her potential challengers, State Senator Zach Nunn, R-Bondurant, announced raising over $250,000 since his announcement on July 13.