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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Political Forecast: 2008: Heartland PAC raises near $360k in third quarter of '06

Excerpted from this post at Political Forecast
... Clearly, a lot of money is coming into Iowa for candidates and if you look at the pie chart that the Register has in the story, the money is coming in equally for the gubernatorial candidates and other candidates for state office — at least proportionally. The big difference to me was the Democratic emphasis on the party donations versus the Republican focus on the candidates primarily, with only 2% going to the RPI. Now, I know that the IDP does a lot of the legwork for legislative candidates by giving them campaign managers and field employees, etc. I'm not sure that the RPI does that, but when it comes to party organization, I know that pound for pound, the RPI cannot compete with the Iowa Democratic Party.

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