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Loebsack holds big financial leads over rivals

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack (right) speaks to Verne Folkmann past president of the Iowa City Noon Rotary during their meeting at the University Club, 1360 Melrose Avenue, in Iowa City, Iowa, on Thursday, August 10, 2017. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack (right) speaks to Verne Folkmann past president of the Iowa City Noon Rotary during their meeting at the University Club, 1360 Melrose Avenue, in Iowa City, Iowa, on Thursday, August 10, 2017. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

U.S. Rep. Dave Loeb-sack, D-Iowa, holds a large financial leads over his opponents in the 2nd Congressional District race, according to new campaign finance filings.

Loebsack, who is seeking seventh term, raised $237,367 for the first three months of 2018, leaving him with about $1.8 million in the bank at the end of March.

Sunday was the deadline for filing financial reports with the Federal Election Commission for the first three months of the year.

Republican Christopher Peters reported raising $51,235 for the quarter. His campaign said he had $26,806 in the bank at the end of March.

Meanwhile, Ginny Caligiuri, who is waging a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination in the district, filed a report saying she’d raised $27,008 and had $15,258 in the bank.

Caligiuri had filed a petition to be on the June 5 Republican primary ballot, but Peters’ camp successfully challenged the petition for not having sufficient signatures to qualify. A state panel rejected the petition last month.

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