Continuing to improve his fundraising efforts, disclosed today he raised more than $200,000 since the first of the year in his effort to secure the Democratic nomination to challenge , according to Communications Director Joanna Klonsky.
Though the current reporting was only two months, Sheyman posted better numbers than he raised for any of the quarters of 2011. His best effort before this was $180,204 in the fourth quarter of last year.
“With this broad and deep fundraising base, we’ll have the resources needed to reach the Democratic primary voters we need, through a robust field program, an impactful television ad buy, and an innovative mail campaign,” Campaign Manager Annie Weinberg said.
According to Klonsky, more than 16,000 individuals have donated in excess of $630,000 to the campaign since Sheyman started his effort nearly a year ago.
The Waukegan community organizer will face Deerfield management consultant , Mundelein attorney and Long Grove business owner in the March 20 Democratic primary. Early voting began Monday.
The Democratic primary winner will run against Dold in the Nov. 6 general election. Dold is unopposed for the Republican nomination.
No other candidates have released their fundraising results for January and February. Reports are due to the Federal Election Commission March 8.