Senate District 30
Registration: D 10142, R 11620, N 13162, total 34967, R +1478
Incumbent: Jeff Danielson, D-Cedar Falls
The road to the Senate majority goes through Cedar Falls.
Danielson has had a target on his back ever since he won his second
term by just a recount-close 22 vote margin over Walt Rogers.
Republicans recruited rising star Matt Reisetter,
who fell just 98 votes short of knocking off House Democrat Bob Kressig
in the bad GOP cycle of 2006. Lately Matt has been working for BVP over
at the famIly leader.
Danielson has the
toughest turf of any Senate Democratic incumbent running this year. By
the numbers this is the number 30 Democratic Senate district. But it's
familiar turf, as almost his entire old district is contained within the
new one. The whole city of Cedar Falls, which makes up about two thirds
of the seat. He drops two townships north of Cedar Falls and the line
shifts just a little in Waterloo. Danielson's kept a high profile and
plays up his firefighter day job and his efforts for UNI.
July 19 Campaign Finance Report: Matt Reisetter for Iowa, Danielson for Senate
Danielson built up a $75,000 warchest over the last couple years and
added $18,983.56 to it in June and July for a balance of $83,183.28.
Reisetter raised a remarkable $44,212 during the reporting period and
has $43,946.17 on hand. That includes a $10,000 check from Foster
Friess, the Rick Santorum financial angel famous for suggesting aspirin
between the knees as contraception.
House District 59
Registration: D 4734, R 4803, N 6008, total 15575, R +69
Incumbent: Bob Kressig, D-Cedar Falls
has seen three tough races in four terms, winning 52% to 48% over bar
owner Darin Beck in 2010. His district keeps a similar configuration:
the northern two-thirds or so of the city geographically and 3/4 of the
city's population, including the campus. He gains a couple hundred
Democrats, which could be important.
Republican James Kenyon, a veterinarian and school board member, easily beat Howard Lyon Jr. 73-27% in the primary.
July 19 Campaign Finance Report: Kenyon for Iowa House, Kressig for Iowa House 59
Kressig is geared up for another tough race, raising $16,030 in the
filing period (including $7,500 from the credit union PAC) . He has
$29,657.10 on hand. Kenyon raised $7,885 post-primary and has $10,276.34
House District 60
Registration: D 5408, R 6817, N 7154, total 19392, R +1409
Incumbent: Walt Rogers, R-Cedar Falls
After Rogers missed it by THAT much
against Danielson in 2008, he set his sights on the House and Six Pack
conservaDem Doris Kelley. She had picked up this seat in the 2006
Democratic wave and beat a late starter easily in 2008. No recount this
time for Rogers, as he beat Kelley by almost 1000 votes.
changes in The Map for Rogers. He keeps the same piece of south Cedar
Falls, the city of Hudson, and a similar chunk of southwest Waterloo.
The district's Republican Registration edge improves by about 400
voters. In practice this has been a swing seat.
Bob Greenwood of
the Waterloo city council is hoping to make Rogers a one term wonder.
Greenwood knocked off an incumbent once before, in 2001 to win his
July 19 Campaign Finance Report: Friends for Bob Greenwood, Walt Rogers for Iowa
Rogers took in $25,717 during the filing period. $5000 was from the
credit union PAC, working both sides in Cedar Falls, and there were a
fair number of four figure checks in Rogers' basket. He has $29,048.68
on hand. Greenwood has $7,989.94 in the bank.
Senate District 30, House District 59 & 60: District of the Day 1 - 6/03/2011 | District of the Day 2 - 3/16/2012