How Congressional Primaries Stack Up With New Fundraising Numbers

Federal candidates’ campaign finance reports for 2017’s 4th quarter were due this past week, and they once again give us a sense of where the money aspect of Iowa’s congressional races stand. The dynamics of the 1st District primary largely stays the same, while the numbers cast a slightly new light on the 3rd and 4th District contests. Starting Line will take a brief look at each district. 1st Congressional District Abby Finkenauer’s $302,000 haul didn’t just surpass all the Democratic candidates in her race and the other districts – she out-raised every single incumbent member of Congress in Iowa, […]

Long Hours, Personal Story Propels Theresa Greenfield In 3rd District Race

Theresa Greenfield’s days start early – and for good reason. As the president of a real estate business and a Democratic candidate for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, she has a lot to get done in any given week. “I’m a farm kid, so I get up with the sun,” Greenfield, who grew up in tiny Bricelyn, Minnesota, says in a recent interview with Starting Line. “Right now the sun doesn’t get up very early, so I get up at 5:00 a.m.” Her early morning is spent chatting with her husband over coffee, taking her two dogs out for a walk […]