raised slightly more than $400,000 during the first quarter of the year for his campaign to challenge , according to reports filed Sunday with the Federal Election Commission.
Schneider took in $400,238.61 for the period and has raised $934,458 since he began his campaign in May, according to the report. With $226,199.51 in the bank as of March 31, he had to spend most of his donations to win the hotly contested Democratic primary March 20.
Of the money Schneider brought in during the quarter, more than 75 percent came from first-time donors to his campaign, according to campaign manager Reed Adamson. Also, more than 75 percent of the donations were given by people from Illinois.
“I’m proud of the broad support we’ve received and I’m confident that we are going to have the resources we need to win in November,” Schneider said. “I am especially moved by the hundreds of people inspired by our primary win who have been motivated to step up and join our team.”
Dold, who had no primary opponent, raised more than $600,000 for the same period, has raised more than $2.4 million since he was elected in November, 2010, and has $1.64 on hand.
Schneider spent more than $800,000 since starting his campaign in the primary. He had to withstand attacks unhappy with donations he made to a few Republicans, , in support of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
In the 10 days following the primary, Schneider raised $125,000 of his quarterly total, according to a release from the Schneider campaign.