It’s going to be a longshot battle to unseat Tea Party Iowa Representative Steve King, who has become a near fixture in his conservative district. But Democrats believe that if anyone can do it, it would be former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack. Now, they are putting their money where their mouths are…literally.
The Vilsack campaign is reporting that they have raised $400,000 in donations during the fourth quarter, which means she will have nearly $750,000 cash on hand going into the election year. ”The support Iowans from across the state have shown my campaign is truly humbling,” Vilsack wrote in an email to supporters.
Vilsack has already raised $1.15 million in her race to replace King, making her one of Politico’s “10 to Watch” for 2012. King has yet to release his own fourth quarter fundraising numbers, although he did out raise her by $70,000 in the third quarter.
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