Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) outraised his Democratic opponent, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, by $135,396 for the quarter ending June 30, according to releases from both campaigns.
Schneider, with $567,000 cash on hand for the Nov. 6 general election contest against Dold, currently has just over a quarter of the war chest Dold has accumulated since he was elected in 2010. The Congressman has $2.1 million in the bank.
For the quarter, Dold brought in $717,396 while Schneider raised $582,000, according to the news releases.
Since he stated his campaign, Schneider has accumulated $1,517,840 but had to spend heavily to win a contested four-way primary in March, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Without a contested primary, Dold began his fundraising efforts shortly after his election and has taken in $2,934,913 for the current election cycle, according to FEC reports.
Both Schneider and Dold raised the bulk of their money locally. Statewide donors provided 82 percent of Dold’s funds and 80 percent of Schneider’s money, according to the separate news releases. Sixty five percent of Schneider’s haul came from first-time donors.
The campaign promises to be an expensive one. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other Democratic leaning groups have committed $5.7 million to advertising in the Chicago market for three contested House races after Sept. 1.
Republican groups have yet to reserve television time in the Chicago market.
In addition to the 10th Congressional District, the DCCC has targeted the 8th and 11th Districts.