Since the deadline for reporting third quarter of the year campaign contributions and expenditures is mid-October, I decided to take a look at how Illinois Republican Congressmen/woman are doing.
I looked at the 14th District GOP candidates first. It pits freshmen Congressmen Randy Hultgren and Joe Walsh against each other.
Randy Hultgren shows net contributions of $165,945, after $21,000 of refunds from July 1st through September 30th. He has $275,810 in the bank. Details are below:
Joe Walsh has $446,058 available.
Although Hultgren outraised Walsh during this quarter by about $16,545, Walsh has over $190,000 more in the bank.
Walsh owes $44,000; Hultgren $55,000.
Looking at where the money came from, Walsh got $118,700 from individuals (after refunds); $27,000 from Political Action Committees (no refunds).
Hulgren’s contributions from individuals after refunds totaled $107,345. He received $55,900 from PACs (after refunding $1,000).
So, total contributed this quarter:
- $163,245 for Hultgren
- $145,700 for Walsh
Of the donations this quarter, Walsh has a higher percentage from individuals:
- 81.5% for Walsh
- 65.8% for Hultgren
Conversely, Hultgren received a higher percentage from PACs:
- 34.2% for Hultgren
- 18.5% for Walsh
Total available for the coming primary election:
- $446,058 for Walsh
- $275,810 for Hultgren
The other Illinois race pitting two incumbents is the 16th, where 10-term veteran Don Manzullo is being challenged by freshman Adam Kinzinger.
Manzullo raised $316,558 during the three-month period and has $483,994 in the bank.
The 14th and the 8th are the only two congressional districts where it’s incumbent Republican versus incumbent Republican.
Kinzinger, in contrast, has $567,012 cash on hand, after raising $202,441 during July, August and September.
Other Republicans are in danger, however.
Veteran Judy Biggert will be running against former Democratic Congressman Bill Foster.
She has $298,250 in the bank vs. Foster’s $339,687.
Foster has about $40,000 more in hand, but it’s a Republican year, so who knows?
Freshman Bobby Schiller has been put into a convoluted district whose edge nearest McHenry County is Rockford. The potential opponent I have heard most about is Cheri Bustos, who has been endorsed by Emily’s List, the national Pro-Choice group that endorsed opponents of mine in times past.
Schilling has $450,290 available. Cheri Busto reported $131,451 on hand.
There is another Democratic Party candidate in the face, State Senator David Koehler of Peoria. He raised $121,777, less than Bustos this quarter.
Congressman Tim Johnson might or might not have former State Rep. Jay Hoffman, a former Rod Blagojevich House floor leader, challenge him in a district Mike Madigan (or maybe it was the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) drew.
Johnson has $379,425 on hand versus $131,564 in Hoffman’s bank account.
There’s speculation that Hoffman might want to run in retiring Democrat Jerry Costello’s district farther south, but based in the Metro-East area across from St. Louis.
The North Shore’s Robert Dold is running for re-election against a Democrat to be named in next March’s primary election.
He has $367,665 available. This is a Chicago TV market district in which a lot more than that will be needed.
The biggest Republican congressional campaign fund in our area I have left until last. It belongs to Congressman Peter Roskam.
Unless the Federal Court reverses the Democrats reapportionment map lines, Roskam will represent our household in 2013.
Roskam has $1,767,463 in his campaign coffers.
I looked at Republicans in the 8th Congressional District, too. The only one reporting that I could find was Barrington’s Andrew Palamo, who had $4,484 on hand.
Peoria’s Aaron Schock reported having $1,9323,275 to spend on his campaign. That’s even more than Roskam has.
Veteran John Shimkus filed late on Saturday. He had about $1.2 million available for his re-election campaign.