Yesterday, marked the deadline for congressional candidates to file their quarterly fundraising reports. As in the first and second quarters, we've compiled the figures in the table below.
NOTE: The amount raised column in this table includes total contributions ...
NOTE: The amount raised column in this table includes total contributions plus transfers from other political committees.
In most of the races, the fundraising dynamic looks much the same as last quarter. Reps. Bean and Roskam, as well as GOP challenger Aaron Schock, continue to significantly outraise their opponents. In the 10th District, Dan Seals posted another round of impressive numbers -- the highest of any Democratic U.S House candidate in the state -- but still not quite enough to keep pace with Rep. Kirk. Again, Scott Harper is nipping at the heels of 13th District GOP Rep. Judy Biggert.
The 11th District numbers are one of the few surprises. In the second quarter, Republican Marty Ozinga impressed a lot of observers with his $800K haul. This time around, Democrat Debbie Halvorson regained control of the money game by raising $577,000 to his $312,000. In order to keep his cash-on-hand in the black, Ozinga also loaned his campaign $250,000 of his own money -- bringing his total personal contribution this cycle to $320,000.
Another eyebrow-raiser was Jim Oberweis' absolutely dismal performance in the 14th District, where he didn't even manage to raise $100K. It seems fair to say that, despite his charm offensive, Republicans have given up on the ice cream man. But considering he loaned the campaign half-a-million dollars last quarter, it seems he hasn't lost faith in himself.