Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fundraising in Iowa Senate District 22

On Saturday, I attended a trivia night fundraiser for Steve Sodders, a candidate for Iowa Senate in District 22 (Marshall and Hardin Counties). The seat is currently held by Republican Larry McKibben and is being targeted by Democrats. McKibben defeated Wayne Sawtelle in 2004 by less than 800 votes. Over $425,000 was raised for the race by the two candidates.

The trivia night consisted of 6 teams, with 10 people on each team, and lasted 10 rounds with 10 questions each round. Though my team didn't win (we didn't get last either) we all had fun and over $1,000 was raised.

Back in early October, Sodders told me that they had surpassed their fundraising goal for the year already. Since then, Sodders has held two fundraisers in the district, one attended by Gov. Culver, and has knocked on doors in almost all of the rural towns in the district.

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