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Corbett says he's raised $800,000 for gubernatorial run

Republican candidate for governor Ron Corbett says he's raised more than $800,000 since announcing his campaign less than a month ago. (MGN Online)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican candidate for governor Ron Corbett says he's raised more than $800,000 since announcing his campaign less than a month ago.

The Cedar Rapids mayor, who's called himself an underdog in his primary challenge of Gov. Kim Reynolds, says Wednesday that donors had promised to contribute another $219,000, bringing total fundraising to more than $1 million. He says the figure allows him to run a strong campaign.

Corbett also pledged not to accept money from political action committees, special interest groups or lobbyists from Washington. He asked Reynolds to do the same. A Reynolds spokesman declined to comment.

Reynolds announced in January she had raised more than $1 million for her campaign. Both she and Corbett say they will disclose more donor information next year when it's legally required.

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