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% 88,535
Sam Clovis 18% 28,418
Mark Jacobs 16.8% 26,523
Matt Whitaker 7.5% 11,884
Scott Schaben 1.4% 2,233
Total Votes 157,593
Source: Iowa Secretary of State

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 were 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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