Marion, IA – Ashley Hinson, Republican candidate for Congress in Iowa’s 1st district, has raised more than $245,000 in the second quarter thus far and will report more than $1,000,000 cash on hand. The campaign has received more than 4,000 individual donations this quarter.
“Iowans want a representative who puts people over politics,” said Hinson. “The chaos and dysfunction we continue to see in Washington is unacceptable. Speaker Pelosi’s led House of Representatives response to the coronavirus has demonstrated the clear need Congress has for a dose of Iowa common sense.”
“We continue to see surges of small dollar donations to the campaign from all over the district,” said Hinson campaign manager Jimmy Peacock. “Ashley’s message is resonating and we continue building the operation needed to maximize the incredible financial support the campaign continues to receive.”
Since launching her campaign, Ashley has established herself as one of the strongest House candidates in the country. National political forecasters believe the 1st congressional district will be one of the most competitive races in 2020. The Cook Political Report has rated IA-01 as “Toss Up”.
Hinson’s financial supporters include Ernst Victory Iowa PAC (Sen. Joni Ernst), Majority Committee PAC (Leader Kevin McCarthy), Eye of the Tiger PAC (Rep. Steve Scalise), Cowboy PAC (Rep. Liz Cheney), E-PAC (Rep. Elise Stefanik), CMR PAC (Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers), Susan PAC (Rep. Susan Brooks), Cut the Bull PAC (Rep. Carol Miller), Martha PAC (Rep. Martha Roby), The Freedom Project (Rep. John Boehner), ANN PAC (Rep. Ann Wagner) and VIEW PAC.
Ashley has a record of winning tough elections. She won in 2018 in a swing district to help hold the Iowa House majority and outperformed the Republican ticket by 5-8 points across House District 67, the heart of IA-01. She won 9 of 13 precincts in House District 67 in spite of Democratic outside groups outspending Republican outside groups.
An Iowa native, Ashley is the first woman to represent Iowa’s 67th House District, which covers Hiawatha, Robins, Cedar Rapids and Marion. Prior to serving in the Iowa House, Ashley was an award-winning reporter and anchor for KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids. Ashley currently lives in Marion with her husband Matt and their two sons.