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Topic - Tommy Schultz
Gov. Terry Branstad has received big campaign contributions from Iowa business leaders, special interest political committees and celebrity businessman Donald Trump, according to a campaign finance report filed Tuesday.
Republican Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election campaign is starting 2014 with more than 17 times as much money in the bank as his likely Democratic opponent, state Sen. Jack Hatch.
Indicators that an OSS Society event is under way: the official party favor is an elegant martini glass, strolling violinists play "The Ballad of the Green Berets" and multiple conversations begin with such phrases as "General, I haven't seen you since Afghanistan."
The American spirit of independence ensures that Fourth of July celebrations across the nation remain in the grass-roots realm, despite intense efforts by clever marketers and merchandisers to co-opt, standardize and "brand" such events.
"The campaign believes it speaks to the record of accomplishment," Schultz said.
Branstad spokesman Tommy Schultz said the campaign was proud of the mix of donors revealed in the report.