Matt Whitaker

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Matt Whitaker
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General electionNovember 4, 2014
Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Iowa
PartyRepublican
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Matt Whitaker was a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in the 2014 elections in Iowa. He formally announced his candidacy on June 3, 2013.[1][2] He was defeated by Joni Ernst in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014.[3]

Whitaker was a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa from 2004 to 2009.[1][4]

He said he would only vote for constitutional legislation, comparing his beliefs to those of Senator Rand Paul.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Iowa, 2014

Whitaker ran as a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in the 2014 elections in Iowa. He was defeated by Joni Ernst in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014.[3]

U.S. Senate, Iowa Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoni Ernst 56.2% 88,692
Sam Clovis 18% 28,434
Mark Jacobs 16.8% 26,576
Matt Whitaker 7.5% 11,901
Scott Schaben 1.4% 2,269
Total Votes 157,872
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Endorsements

Sen. Chuck Grassley announced on June 24, 2013 that he will headline a late July fundraiser for Whitaker, even though Grassley formally promised to remain neutral in the Republican primary.[6]

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Whitaker's reports.[7]

Matt Whitaker (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2013$0.00$115,332.07$(4,087.66)$111,244.41
October Quarterly[9]October 15, 2013$111,244.41$104,557.61$(34,977.49)$180,824.53
Year End[10]January 31, 2014$180,824$111,071$(59,803)$232,092
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$232,092$107,334$(50,340)$289,087
Running totals
$438,294.68$(149,208.15)

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