Blum raises $60,000 for GOP U.S. House 1st District race

Dubuque Republican seeking nomination to succeed Braley

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Rod Blum, candidate for the Republican nomination in Iowa's U.S. House 1st District, announced he raised $60,000 in the last quarter of 2013.

That brings the Dubuque businessman's fundraising total to date to more than $225,000, with more than $175,000 cash on hand. The campaign has now received over 1,000 individual contributions, with over 97 percent of the donations coming from 1st District voters.

“Our consistent message of personal responsibility, economic freedom and constitutionally-limited government continues to resonate with Eastern Iowans who are tired of career politicians and are looking instead for principled, authentic leaders from the private sector,” Blum said.

“With another strong quarterly total and the fiscal discipline to retain the vast majority of the funds for the election season, this campaign continues to assemble the resources necessary to win back this open seat for the GOP,” added the campaign’s Director of Operations, Paul Smith. “We look forward to building on this momentum in 2014.”

Blum, owner of Digital Canal Corp., graduated with a finance degree from Loras College and received his MBA from the University of Dubuque. A lifelong Dubuque resident, and his wife, Karen, have five children.

Blum is seeking the Republican nomination to succeed Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in Iowa's 1st District.

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