Steve Rathje

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Steve Rathje
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Iowa, District 1
PartyRepublican
Websites
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Steve Rathje was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the open United States House of Representatives seat in Iowa’s 1st District.[1][2] He lost to Rod Blum in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

On February 15, 2013, Rathje announced that he would enter the 2014 race for U.S. House in the 1st Congressional District of Iowa. Incumbent Rep. Bruce Braley plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2014, which leaves the 1st District seat open.[1][2] He lost to Rod Blum in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014.[3]

U.S. House, Iowa District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRod Blum 55% 16,886
Steve Rathje 37.2% 11,420
Gail Boliver 7.9% 2,413
Total Votes 30,719
Source: Iowa Secretary of State

Polls

General election
Poll Pat Murphy Rod BlumUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Loras College (September 2-5, 2014)
34.6%33%32.3%+/-5.6300
Polling Co. Inc.
August 11-12, 2014
40%35%25%+/-4.9401
Myers Research and Strategic Services
July 31-August 4, 2014
51%40%9%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 41.87% 36% 22.1% +/-5.13 367
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Democratic primary
Poll Pat Murphy Monica VernonSwati DandekarAnesa KajtazovicDave O'BrienUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Loras College
April 8-10, 2014
30%9%9%11%6%34%+/-5.65300
David Binder Research
February 27-March 2, 2014
30%11%13%13%9%0%+/-4.9400
Myers Research
February 11-13, 2014
36%17%13%11%8%0%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 32% 12.33% 11.67% 11.67% 7.67% 11.33% +/-5.15 366.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Republican primary
Poll Rod Blum Steve RathjeGail BoliverUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Loras College
April 10-11, 2014
17%12%2%68%+/-5.65300
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

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 Rathje's reports.[4]

Steve Rathje (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]July 15, 2013$0.00$51,300.00$(20,155.75)$31,144.25
July Quarterly[6]July 15, 2013$31,144.25$52,624.29$(18,317.59)$65,450.95
October Quarterly[7]October 16, 2013$65,450.95$7,658.51$(16,219.75)$56,889.71
Year End[8]January 31, 2014$56,889$12,666$(19,886)$49,668
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2014$49,668$22,689$(38,639)$33,718
Running totals
$146,937.8$(113,218.09)

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