Reynolds’ campaign raises record-breaking $1.3 million

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ campaign said she raised over $1.3 million in 2019, breaking the fundraising record for total contributions an Iowa governor has collected the year after an election, according to a news release from the Kim Reynolds for Iowa Committee.

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks to reporters during the AP Legislative Forum on Jan. 7 at the Iowa Capitol. Photo Credit: Linh Ta

    Reynolds was elected as the first female governor in 2018 and will not need to run again until 2022.

    Her campaign has nearly $900,000 cash-on-hand, according to the release. About 95% of the total contributions comes from Iowans, according to her campaign.

    “It’s an opportunity of a lifetime to serve and give back to a state that’s given so much to my family and me,” Reynolds said in a statement. “With low unemployment and a fiscally responsible budget, Iowa Republicans continue to lead the charge with bold ideas to Keep Iowa Moving, and we’re just getting started. Because of generous supporters in our communities large and small, urban and rural, we will push forward and make Iowa even better than it is today.”

    The previous fundraising record was set by former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver with a total of $1,132,375 raised in 2007, according to Reynolds’ campaign. The final report will be filed Jan. 21.