The Iowa Republican: My Fundraising Thoughts
Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican
Branstad raised what I thought he would, actually maybe a little less, but still impressive. Vander Plaats raised a good amount of money, but he spent most of it. Just imagine if Vander Plaats had Rod Roberts' fiscal discipline and had a half a million sitting in the bank. Now Roberts finds himself in the mix because Vander Plaats only has $100,000 more in the bank than he does. The odd man out is Chris Rants. I heard somewhere that he only raised $78,000 and I assume than he is running on fumes. Like it or not, Branstad is in a great position to win the Republican primary.