Greenfield Outraises Ernst in Record-Breaking Pre-Primary Reporting Period

Theresa’s record-breaking fundraising more proof she’s the strongest candidate to unify Iowans and defeat Ernst

Theresa Greenfield for Iowa outraised incumbent Senator Joni Ernst’s re-election campaign during the pre-primary reporting period, the campaign announced today. Theresa raised a record-shattering $1.48 million in the primary period, including thousands of contributions from Iowans in all 99 counties, without accepting one dime of corporate PAC money.

“Whether it’s her record-breaking grassroots fundraising, her unparalleled support from Iowa’s labor unions and leaders across the state, or her back-to-back-to-back victories on the debate stage, Theresa is demonstrating on a daily basis that she’s got what it takes to defeat Senator Ernst and fight for Iowa’s working families in Washington,” said Greenfield for Iowa spokesperson Izzi Levy. “Today’s fundraising numbers are the latest sign that Iowans have had more than enough of Senator Ernst’s votes with Mitch McConnell and her corporate donors, and that they’re ready to elect a senator who will actually put Iowa first.”

This is the second time Theresa has outraised Senator Ernst, after she outraised Ernst in her first full quarter in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race. She has consistently posted “record-breaking” fundraising while refusing to accept contributions from corporate PACs — a clear contrast with Senator Ernst, who has received more than $1.9 million from corporate PACs.

Theresa continues to prove that she is the best candidate to unify Iowa’s working families and defeat Senator Ernst, earning endorsements from dozens of leaders across the state and from 24 local labor unions and organizations that represent tens of thousands of workers, including the Iowa AFL-CIO. She’s also received nearly 19,000 contributions from Iowans in all 99 counties.

Recent public polling shows Theresa running neck-and-neck with Senator Ernst, and nonpartisan elections experts at both the Cook Political Report and Inside Elections have highlighted Theresa’s campaign when shifting their rating for Iowa’s U.S. Senate race in Democrats’ direction. 

In addition to postponing in-person events, the Greenfield for Iowa campaign is taking precautions by having all staff work remotely and encouraging social distancing practices at all times. The campaign also recently launched a new webpage to help Iowans vote by mail so that all Iowans can participate safely in the upcoming election. For more information on Iowa’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Iowa Department of Public Health website.