Now that Christmas is past, and the New Year is almost upon us, the next thing we can look forward to is the reporting of this past quarter's fundraising results. Two races that we are especially interested in, of course, are the U.S. Senate race and the IL-10 race to succeed Congressman Mark Kirk.
In the Senate battle, Dem Alexi Giannoulias was last quarter's fundraising champion on the Dem side, but has been spending money like water to fend off a strong challenge from former U.S. Attorney David Hoffman. While I have little doubt that Alexi had another strong quarter (he can always generate the cash, it seems), I'm more interested to see if Hoffman raised any money of his own, and even more interested to see how much they each spend trying to trash each other. Of course, the heat will get turned up even more this next month, but we really won't know much about the post-Q4 numbers until after the primary is over and the vote is in.
On the GOP side, we expect Congressman Mark Kirk to have another huge fundraising quarter. I am quite confident that none of his competitors will even come close.
The other race that will be interesting to watch is IL-10, where Seals vs. Hamos and the posse of GOP contenders will be spending every dime they have to get over the finish line in February.
Any predictions for what the Q4 results will reveal?