Iowa Secretary of State election, 2010

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Candidates for Secretary of State, 2010


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In the Iowa Secretary of State election of 2010 held on November 2, Democratic incumbent Michael Mauro faced two challengers: Council Bluffs City Councilman Matt Schultz (Republican) and Jake Porter (Libertarian).

Iowa's primary election were held on June 8. Mauro was unopposed in the race, but Schultz faced former state representative George Eichhorn and small business owner Chris Sanger in the Republican primary. Schultz secured his spot on the ballot in November, and went on to defeat Mauro with 49.8% of the vote.

Race tracker

Ballotpedia predicted a Democrat would become Iowa's new Secretary of State.

2010 Ballotpedia Race Rankings for Iowa Secretary of State
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Leans Democrat
Overall Call Leans Democrat

General election

Results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election[1]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Matt Schultz 49.8%
     Democratic Party Michael Mauro 47.0%
     Libertarian Party Jake Porter 3.1%
     Write-In 0.1%
Total Votes 1,080,281

Endorsements

Michael Mauro

Matt Schultz

Finances

According to the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, as of October 27, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Michael Mauro Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [9] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
July 15 - October 14, 2010[10] October 19, 2010 $136,896.58 $52,862.51 $2,591.17 $0.00 $125,492.00 $64,267.09
May 15 - July 14, 2010[11] July 19, 2010 $127,946.85 $12,670.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,720.77 $136,896.58
January 1 - May 14, 2010[12] May 19, 2010 $100,900.22 $30,021.59 $0.00 $0.00 $2,974.96 $127,946.85
Matt Schultz Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [9] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
July 15 - October 14, 2010[13] October 19, 2010 $976.66 $25,903.60 $860.99 $0.00 $19,879.32 $7,000.94
May 15 - July 14, 2010[14] July 19, 2010 $3,806.45 $3,025.00 $544.00 $0.00 $5,854.79 $976.66

Polling

TIR Battleground poll

Concordia Group LLC, a Des Moines-based public relations firm, in conjunction with The Iowa Republican and Voter-Consumer Research, Inc. interviewed 500 voters from across the state of Iowa between July 25 and July 28, 2010. The polling data indicates that relative newcomer Matt Schultz holds a slim three-point advantage over his opponent, Democratic incumbent Michael Mauro, at this point in the general election campaign for secretary of state. Still, a sizable number of individuals who took part in the survey (35%) remained uncommitted to either candidate.

TIR Battleground Poll - July 25 – 28, 2010[15]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Matt Schultz (R) 33%
Michael Mauro (D) 30%
Undecided 35%
Total voters 500

Debate

October 18th - Iowa Press

Click here to view the entire debate

June 8, 2010, primaries

See also: Iowa gubernatorial election, 2010; Iowa Attorney General election, 2010

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary

Candidates

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary

Candidates

Electoral results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary[20]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Matt Schultz 46.9%
     Republican Party George Eichhorn 26.8%
     Republican Party Chris Sanger 26.0%
     Write-In 0.3%
Total Votes 164,817

Endorsements

George Eichhorn

Matt Schultz

Finances

According to the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, as of August 20, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

George Eichhorn Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [9] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
May 15 - July 14, 2010[26] July 19, 2010 $2,633.40 $1,650.45 $0.00 $0.00 $4,283.85 $0.00
January 1 - May 14, 2010[27] May 19, 2010 $0.00 $9,020.00 $698.16 $0.00 $6,386.60 $2,633.40
Chris Sanger Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [9] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
May 15 - July 14, 2010[28] July 19, 2010 $397.84 $262.99 $1,230.68 $0.00 $660.83 $0.00
January 1 - May 14, 2010[29] May 19, 2010 $67.11 $330.73 $698.16 $37,717.67 $0.00 $397.84
Matt Schultz Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [9] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
May 15 - June 1, 2010[30] June 29, 2010 $3,806.45 $1,795.00 $544.00 $0.00 $1,238.87 $4,362.58
January 1 - May 14, 2010[31] May 19, 2010 $2,923.93 $9,055.00 $525.00 $0.00 $8,172.48 $3,806.45

Controversies

Office commercials

State Republicans have accused both State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald and Secretary of State Michael Mauro of using taxpayer funds to promote their re-election campaigns, disguising them as promotions of programs their offices oversee. Beginning on September 27, 2010, Mauro's Office released a radio/television advertisement "intended to help ensure that all Iowans, especially those who are disabled, learn about the Secretary of State’s AutoMARK ballot voting system that allows Iowans living with a disability to vote independently and in private."[32] While programs like this are no doubt important, critics argue, it is the timing of these advertisements in addition to the fact that Mauro introduces himself as the State's Secretary of State that has State Republican leaders upset.

Secretary of State Project

See also: Secretary of State Project

Mauro has received the endorsement and, most likely, the financial assistance of the Secretary of State Project, a below-the-radar 527 political organization whose purpose is to "wrestling control of the country from the Republican Party" through the process of "removing their political operatives from deciding who can vote and whose votes will count," namely the office of Secretary of State in many cases.[33][34]

See also

External links

Iowa

General Election candidates

Former candidates

References

  1. Iowa Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
  2. Communication Workers of America - Endorsements
  3. Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO - 2010 COPE Endorsements
  4. AFL-CIO - 2010 Endorsements
  5. Can-Do Conservatives of America - Endorsements
  6. Matt Schultz for Iowa Secretary of State, "NRA Endorses Matt Schultz" 4 Oct. 2010
  7. Matt Schultz for Iowa Secretary of State, "Mitt Romney Endorses Matt Schultz" 1 Oct. 2010
  8. Mitt Romney Central, "Mitt Romney Making More Endorsements In Iowa" 2 Oct. 2010
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 As these are not cash contributions, they are not reflected in the reported ending balance.
  10. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board - Michael Mauro October 19 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  11. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board - Michael Mauro July 19 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  12. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board - Michael Mauro May 19 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  13. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board - Matt Schultz October 19 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  14. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board - Matt Schultz July 19 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  15. The Iowa Republican, "Newcomer Schultz Leads Mauro in Secretary of State Race" 5 Aug. 2010
  16. Price of Politics ... etc. "Mauro to Seek Re-Election" 29 Jan. 2009
  17. Des Moines Register, "Republican Schultz to announce bid for secretary of state Saturday" 30 Oct. 2009
  18. The Iowa Republican, "George Eichhorn Announces for Iowa Secretary of State" 17 Dec. 2009
  19. The Iowa Republican, "Sanger Joins Secretary of State Campaign" 9 March, 2010
  20. Iowa Secretary of State - 2010 Primary Election Results
  21. The Iowa Republican, "George Eichhorn Announces Northwest Iowa Campaign Endorsements" 26 March, 2010
  22. 22.0 22.1 Matt Schultz for Iowa Secretary of State, "Schultz Gets Two More Legislative Endorsements" 19 March, 2010
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Matt Schultz for Iowa Secretary of State, "Schultz Rolls Out Three More Legislative Endorsements" 23 April, 2010
  24. 24.0 24.1 Matt Schultz for Iowa Secretary of State, "Schultz Announces His First Set of Legislative Endorsements" 10 March, 2010
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Matt Schultz for Iowa Secretary of State, "The Kid From Council Bluffs Gets Three More Endorsements" 26 March, 2010
  26. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board - George Eichhorn July 19 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  27. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board - George Eichhorn May 19 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  28. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board - Chris Sanger July 19 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  29. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board - Chris Sanger May 19 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  30. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board - Matt Schultz Pre-Primary Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  31. Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board - Matt Schultz May 19 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  32. The Iowa Republican, "Mauro and Fitzgerald – Using Your Tax Dollars to Get Re-Elected" 30 Sept. 2010
  33. Secretary of State Project - 2010 races
  34. American Spectator, "SOS in Minnesota" 7 Nov. 2008