Team Braley Points Finger At Senator Harkin

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POLITICO: “It is ridiculous that … Tom Harkin is sitting on over $2 million in his campaign account,” said one senior Democratic aide. Harkin’s refusal to give is all the more exasperating, the aide said, because Braley “has seen Tom as a mentor.” Harkin declined to be interviewed, but a spokeswoman for the senator, Susannah Cernojevich, strongly disputed that the Iowa senator was being stingy.” (Manu Raju, As Democrats sweat Iowa, Sen. Tom Harkin sits on millions, Politico, 10/17/14)

THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: “A top Senate Democratic aide told Politico that it was ‘ridiculous’ that Harkin was not giving the money to a political committee involved in the Iowa race.” (Dems Fume As Harkin Takes The Money And Doesn’t Run, The Washington Examiner, 10/19/14)

THE DES MOINES REGISTER: “Harkin’s failure to shift committee money to Democratic campaigns has ruffled the feathers of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Michael Bennet.” (Jason Noble, Harkin Takes Heat Over Campaign Funds, The Des Moines Register, 10/19/14)