Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bob Dold Raises a Cool Half-Million for IL-10 Re-election Bid; Dem Contenders Trail

I'm in a bit of a rush this morning but the Patch has a good rundown on Q2 fundraising totals in IL-10 thus far:

Dold collected $541,330 for the quarter ending June 30, bringing his total fundraising to $931,535 during the current campaign reporting cycle. Dold collected $310,889 for the quarter ended March 31 and $79,316 last year after the election, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). He has $748,546 cash on hand.

Also according to Patch, the Dems contenders are all lagging pretty far behind:

At this point three Democrats have declared their candidacy to run in March primary for the right to oppose Dold in the general election. The candidates are Waukegan community organizer Ilya Sheyman, Deerfield management consultant Brad Schneider and Wheeling attorney Robert McKenzie.

Schneider said Monday he raised $321,085 for the current quarter. Sheyman disclosed July 1 he collected nearly $110,000 for the same period. McKenzie has not reported financial information.

As we noted earlier this week, State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) of the 59th District was reportedly toying with the idea of announcing against Dold, but was supposed to make a decision by this Friday. I suspect that if she is at all serious, she was waiting to see how Dold did in Q2 fundraising. Unless Sente gets in, I think the Desperate Dems will continue to cast about for a legitimate candidate to take on Dold, lest they suffer the humiliation of losing to Dold in a district they specifically remapped to enable a Dem to easily win.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's shocking just how pathetic their candidates are. part of the problem is that they took out glencoe, wilmette, winnetka which I think is where they might have found some more opportunities to get people to run. At this point their best option is probably Lauren Beth Gash, jewish, woman, has actually worked on a campaign before, can talk in somewhat coherent sentences.