But I just learned today that Eschliman recently launched a $100,000 crowdsourcing campaign so that he could bolster his new online conservative news site called The Iowa Statesman. Here is why he says you should support him:
Iowans and people interested in Iowa politics are desperate for a legitimate news organization covering government and politics as they apply to them everyday.
The Iowa Statesman plan is to cover all levels of government and politics through a combination of on-staff mobile journalists and strategically placed writers who will provide crowdsourcing coverage.The $100,000 would have gone towards the Iowa Statesman's infrastructure.
We will make strategic partnerships along the way with other national media outlets that will expand our reach, and provide the rest of the nation with a better look at the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
By donating to this cause, you will be championing a free press for all of Iowa, while providing a real voice for our shared values.
Unfortunately, his campaign goal fell far short, only securing $4,656 towards his fundraising goal by the campaign's 01/31/15 deadline.