From the Rob Hogg for U.S. Senate campaign –
Rob Hogg Reports Over $120,000 Raised in First Six Months for U.S. Senate Race
CEDAR RAPIDS – Rob Hogg, a state senator from Cedar Rapids and a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate, announced today he is reporting over $120,000 raised from contributions and in-kind contributions for his campaign in a filing with the Secretary of the U.S. Senate.
“I was excited to raise the first $100,000 to support my candidacy, but campaigns are about people, not money, so I am even more excited to report that over 650 people have now made individual contributions to my campaign committee,” Hogg said. “This shows broad support for my candidacy and a strong desire to make Congress work again for our people, our country, and our future.”
Earlier this month, Hogg opened a campaign office in the Higley Building, 118 Third Avenue SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids.
“We believe that by opening a campaign office and by raising over $100,000, we have shown that this is a serious candidacy,” said Ann Poe, Hogg’s campaign manager. “Iowans are ready for change to get Congress to work again.”
Hogg, age 48, is a state senator from Cedar Rapids, serving his third term after two terms in the Iowa House. He has won five elections in a row, twice replacing Republicans in the Iowa Legislature, first in 2002 when he was elected to the Iowa House, and then in 2006 when he was elected to the Iowa Senate.
In the Iowa Senate, he has served as chair of the Senate Rebuild Iowa Committee (2009-10) and the Senate Judiciary Committee (2013-14), and is currently chair of the Senate Government Oversight Committee. In addition to serving in the Legislature, Hogg is an attorney in private practice in Cedar Rapids. He and his wife, Kate, have three children, two in college and one in high school.
After forming an exploratory committee last July, Hogg announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on September 22 in Callender, Iowa, where his grandmother was born in 1902. Since July, he has visited with Iowans in 70 counties.
Hogg will appear Saturday, January 23, 6:00 PM at the Scott County Democrats’ Red, White, and Blue Dinner at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Starlight Ballroom, 2815 W. Locust, in Davenport and Sunday, January 24, at the Warren County Democrats Annual Soup Supper at the Kent Center at Simpson College in Indianola. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, please visit http://www.robhogg.org.