SIOUX CITY | The Democrat running to unseat U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, on Tuesday said he has raised $351,000 for the fundraising period ended March 31.
Jim Mowrer's total for the most recent three-month period is nearly as much as the combined amount he raised in the prior two quarters, or six months, since launching his campaign in 2013.
Mowrer raised $181,514 in the months of July through September, and $175,362 for the months of October through December.
Mowrer is running to unseat six-term U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron. King's first quarter report has not been filed with the Federal Election Commission. The deadline is April 15.
In the prior two quarters, Mowrer raised more than King. King raised $109,871 in the 2013 third quarter and $162,850 in the fourth quarter.
Mowrer is a military veteran living in Boone who is seeking elective office for the first time.
“As I’ve traveled across the district, meeting thousands of voters, it is clear that there is a lot of energy for this campaign right now,” Mowrer said in a release.
“I am so proud to have received support from every corner of the fourth district and from all across Iowa. Thousands of people have contributed to my campaign because they share my concern for the future of Iowa and of our nation.”
King's campaign declined comment on Mowrer's funds announcement.
Also in the new report, Mowrer reported having $450,000 in campaign cash on hand after expenses at the end of the first quarter. That is up from his cash on hand of $206,368 at the end of the prior quarter.
The election will be held on Nov. 4.