The Republican challenging our district's U.S. Representative, Bruce Braley, has accused the Braley of taking $1.4 million from lobbyists.
A senior adviser for Braley told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that the challenger — Republican candidate Ben Lange — was incorrect, and Braley received only $70,000 from a registered lobbyist.
Still, political bickering ensued.
Braley's campaign official accused Lange of having "fuzzy math." Lange said that regardless of the dollar amount, Braley was not following through with his campaign promise by accepting money from lobbyists.
The Braley campaign fought back by asserting that Braley's promise was not a personal promise to refuse contributions from lobbyist, but to prevent lobbyist from giving contributions to members of congress.
Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the ongoing race for seat.