Republican congressional candidate Ashely Hinson raised more money in the third quarter fundraising period than her Democratic opponent Abby Finkenauer.
Hinson’s campaign announced raising more than $1,600,000. Congresswoman Finkenauer raised $1,447,255 and announced she had $619,366 cash on hand. In comparison, Hinson reported $729,537 cash on hand, beating her opponent by more than $150,000. Additionally, this was the second quarter in a row Hinson beat Finkenauer in raising cash for their respective campaigns.
— Iowa Field Report.com (@IAFieldReport) October 5, 2020
“Ashley Hinson is in a strong position to win this race. It’s abundantly clear that Ashley has the momentum, and Iowans are tired of Abby Finkenauer’s constant political gamesmanship. With less than a month till the election, our campaign has the resources needed to tell our story. While Abby hides, Ashley is campaigning relentlessly to get over the finish line.” – Jimmy Peacock, Campaign Manager
Hinson, a former broadcast television journalist, ran in 2018 to represent House District 67 in the Iowa House of Representatives. Following her strong fundraising report, Hinson provided this statement:
“I am humbled by the outpouring of financial support for our campaign. Iowans have made it clear that they are sick and tired of the chaos and dysfunction going on in Washington. Voters know that I will never be too politically correct to tell them where I stand on the issues, and in Congress, I will work across the aisle to deliver solutions for Iowans,” said Ashley Hinson
The battle for Iowa’s first congressional district is seen as one of the most competitive in the nation. It is rated “toss-up” by the Cook Political Report and other political campaign handicappers.