Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


August 6, 2012

Heartsill continues to lead in contributions

Knoxville —  

Republican Candidate for Iowa House District 28 Greg Heartsill led in contributions once again at the time of the last reporting date with $5,764.50. 
The reporting deadline was July 19. In that same period, Democrat Megan Suhr raised $2,615. 
Suhr received 45 donations. They ranged from as high as $250 to $5. She received three $250, one of which came from a local source. The others came from an individual in West Des Moines and from Laborers Local 177 PAC. 
Heartsill received 38 donations. They ranged from $1,500 to $5. The $1,500 donation came from an individual with a Newton address. Heartsill also received a $1,000 donation from Iowans for Tax Relief 
Expenditures for Heartsill totaled $7,075.65. Suhr spent $900.54. Cash on hand at the end of the period for Heartsill totaled $1,533.36. Suhr had $3,284.98. 
In the Iowa State Senate District 14 race, Democrat Dick Schrad received $670 in contributions, compared to his Republican rival, Amy Sinclair's, $2,062. 
Schrad received 11 donations, ranging from $250 to $10. The $250 donation was from the Clarke County Democrat in Murray. 
Sinclair received 19 donations, ranging from $500 to $14. The $500 donation was from her father-in-law. 
Schrad had $2,458.73 in outstanding loans, to Sinclair's $8,100. Both candidates' debts stem from themselves, as individuals, loaning money to their respective campaigns. 
Sinclair's expenditures totaled $4,827.66 and leaves her with cash on hand of $4,294.73. Schrad spent $704.20 and has $2,201 in cash on hand. 
Through June 30, the latest filing deadline for federal candidates, Democrat Dave Loebsack raised $409,001 in individual contributions and $639,763 from PACs and other committees. Loebsack is seeking Iowa's Second District seat in the US House of Representatives. He spent $281,617 and has $801,189 in cash on hand. 
His opponent, Republican John Archer, raised $315,023 in individual donations and $11,000 from PACs. He spent $262,466 and has $63,557 in cash on hand. 
The list of individual donors who contributed to Archer showed none from Marion County. Loebsack received one donation from an individual in Pella. 
Reports for state candidates can be found at The federal reports can be found at

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