Both Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and Democratic challenger Brad Schneider of Deerfield broke fundraising records for the quarter ended Sept. 30, according to news releases today from the two campaigns.
Dold became the first candidate in 10th Congressional District history to raise more than $1 million for a quarter while Schneider posted the top dollar amount for a three-month period for a Democrat.
According to a release from the Dold Campaign, the North Shore Congressman will report collecting approximately $1,006,000 for the quarter by the time reports are due to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Oct. 15. He has raised nearly $4 million since his election two years ago, according to FEC reports.
“At a time of growing uncertainty about the fiscal future of our country, I remain steadfast in my promise to tirelessly reach across the aisle to all members of Congress to continue to bring positive change to the District,” Dold said in the release.
Schneider will report picking up approximately $780,000 for the third quarter by the Oct. 15 FEC deadline which his campaign calls a new record for 10th District Democrats. According to filings with the FEC, his total amount collected is slightly under $3.3 million.
“We’re thrilled to see more and more people joining our campaign to stand up for marriage equality, a woman’s right to choose, protections for the Great Lakes, and affordable higher education,” Schneider said in the release.
Neither campaign disclosed the amount of cash on hand.
Voters in the 10th District will have their only opportunity to see Dold and Schneider debate live at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Lake Forest High School in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters from Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, Highland Park/Highwood and Deerfield. The forum is cosponsored by Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago.