Rep. Rod Blum speaks at an event organized by the Job Creators Network in May in Waterloo.

WATERLOO — Since losing the U.S. House 1st District election in November, former Rep. Rod Blum has raised money and spent more than $11,000 for polling.

Campaign filings show Blum has two receipts totaling $11,365 for polling on Jan. 3 and $139 on advertising in February, according to Federal Election Commission’s website.

So far Blum has raised $600 since the election.

Rep. Abby Finkenauer, who defeated Blum for the House of Representatives seat, has raised more than $390,000 during the first quarter of 2019.

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Blum’s polling has made the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee speculate he may run again in 2020.

Blum has stayed active since losing. On Thursday he spoke at a Jones County GOP event.

The Iowa GOP and Blum did not return calls for comment.

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