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September 16, 2014

Former Illinois Congressman Pulls in $610,000 for Comeback Bid

Former Illinois Congressman Pulls in $610,000 for Comeback Bid

Dold raised more than $600,000 in the second quarter for his comeback bid. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Former Illinois Rep. Robert Dold raised more than $610,000 in the second quarter for his comeback bid in Chicago’s northern suburbs.

According to fundraising figures provided first to CQ Roll Call, the Republican will report $1.6 million in cash on hand as of the end of June for his challenge to Democratic Rep. Brad Schneider.

Dold came to Congress in the 2010 GOP wave — replacing Republican Mark Kirk, who was elected to the Senate — but was swiftly swept from office a cycle later by Schneider. The Democrat won by 1 point, while President Barack Obama carried the district by a  16-point margin.

Both House campaign committees have reserved TV airtime there in the fall — $800,000 worth of time from both — signaling the race will be one to watch in November. A recent poll conducted by the GOP-aligned outside group American Action Network found Dold leading Schneider 42 percent to 39 percent, with 19 percent undecided.

Fundraising reports covering April 1 to June 30 are due to the Federal Election Commission by July 15. Schneider has yet to announce his second-quarter numbers. As of March 31, he had $1.3 million in cash on hand.

Illinois’ 10th District is rated a Tilts Democratic contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

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    In this video, a delusional liberal named Barbara Boxer lies about Hussein Obama’s deficit record: http://youtu.be/zTaSrfHtOvs?t=1s

  • teapartyidiots

    Dold’s a good guy, I lean Dem, but he’s one of the best Republicans.

  • Elle’s Island

    Despite collectivism’s repeated failures, collectivists stubbornly maintain that centralized government planning must be used to control people in the name of improving “society”.

  • YONATAN C

    The republicans have failed the more than three million unemployed families still without an unemployment extension since late last December. While both political parties have walked away from the issue, these families are fallen deeper and deeper into financial ruin and poverty.

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