Bob Dold today announced his first quarter fundraising results, which were impressive, and stole some thunder from his opponent, two-time loser Dan Seals, by being the first to announce. I have not heard any rumors as to whether Seals is expected to be close, or even exceed, Dold, so we'll have to see, unless any TA readers have an inside scoop.
From the Dold Campaign:
Dold Momentum Builds - Campaign Raises Over Half Million Dollars in First Quarter
Continues to grow a strong grassroots network of supporters
Winnetka, IL - Today, Illinois 10th District Republican Congressional candidate Robert Dold announced that his campaign brought in just over a half million dollars in contributions in the first quarter.
From January 1-March 31, 2010 the Dold campaign received $504,822 in donations. Individual contributions comprised 88% of the donations while 12% were from PAC’s. Illinois residents gave 82% of the individual contributions. As of the end of the quarter the campaign had $377,672 cash on hand.
“I am honored to have earned the confidence of so many residents in the 10th Congressional District.” Dold continued, “My campaign’s message focusing on getting Americans back to work, reining in out of control spending and keeping the U.S. safe and free is resonating. I will work to bring small business common sense thinking to Washington and bring real solutions to our nation’s problems.”
Dold, owner and president of a Northfield-based small business is running against the 10th Districts’ perennial candidate, Dan Seals, in one of the most competitive House districts in the country.