Beale campaign: We don’t buy new Robin Kelly poll in 2nd congressional districtContinue reading.
Robin Kelly leads fundraising in 2nd Congressional contest. View candidate docs here.
Former state Rep. Robin Kelly (pictured right) leads with State Sen. Toi Hutchinson in second place, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission that trickled in late last night.
Does that mean much in a special election?
The answer is no, if you ask U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) who was far outspent when he ran in 2009 to replace Rahm Emanuel. Halvorson, a one term former U.S. rep has said she doesn’t need to depend as much on fund-raising since she has more name recognition in the district.
Here’s how the top candidates fared in just the last two months. For an overview of a ramped up week in the race for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s old seat: click here.
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Robin Kelly reported total receipts of $200,000 and about $198,000 cash on hand.
Toi Hutchinson reported a total of $135,000 in receipts and $129,637 cash on hand.
Debbie Halvorson reported $50,000 in receipts and $44,000 cash on hand. The total includes a $25,000 loan to herself. Note: this may be updated, according to the campaign, following a “big fund-raiser” last night. Stay tuned.
Anthony Beale reported just shy of $50,000 — though the filing only shows $5,000 in contributions, including from Tom Dart and Ed Burke’s committees. There’s $44,000 in unitemized contributions. That means he’s saying almost all his donations came in amounts less than $200. A Beale spokeswoman is getting back on this. He had about $44,000 cash on hand.