Christie Vilsack raises $330k, has $540k on hand for campaign against King
Former Iowa First Lady and current Congressional candidate Christie Vilsack raised $330,000 between July 1 and Sept. 30, her campaign says.
Vilsack is running against long-time incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve King in the state’s newly-drawn 4th Congressional District, which encompasses the northwest portion of the state.
She holds $540,000 cash on hand, and has raised about $754,000 since announcing her candidacy in April.
King, a Kiron Republican, has not yet announced his fundraising totals for the third quarter. In the second quarter he raised $210,071, spent $161,197 and had $229,972 on hand.
Vilsack has traveled throughout all 39 counties of the district, her campaign said, laying out her plans to double the number of apprenticeships in Iowa and nationally and advocating for flood relief.
“I am truly humbled by the Iowans from every walk of life who are supporting our campaign,“ Vilsack said. “We can tackle the great challenges facing our nation and ensure that Iowa’s children have the economic opportunity to raise their own families here—but only if we put an end to the partisan game playing that puts politics before people.”
The deadline for candidates to report fundraising totals is Oct. 15.