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Schneider, Dold Set Fundraising Records

Dold becomes first 10th Congressional District Candidate to raise more than $1 million in a quarter. Schneider becomes top Democrat.

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.

william brown October 09, 2012 at 05:27 PM
The debt was caused by GOP Sorry your party only likes Americans who live on Sheridan rd GOP is bad for America and for the world Keep watching fox if it makes you happy
RationalTht October 09, 2012 at 05:41 PM
The DEMOCRATS controlled EVERYTHING and all they could do was raise the debt and not pass a budget. THEY were the ones that controlled Congress (spending) and policies during the last two years of GWB's 2nd term - you know when everything hit the fan. THEY were the ones protecting Fannie and Freddie when the Republicans wanted additional oversight back in 2004/2005. Also, don't give that garbage store about "obstructionist" - the Democrats were able to pass the ACA - they just saw that as more important that jobs and financial recovery.
dold's supporter October 11, 2012 at 01:51 PM
:) Tribune has great fiscal management...are they not in bankruptcy court? A bankrupt paper endorsing a morally-bankrupt candidate :)
dold's supporter October 11, 2012 at 01:55 PM
William Brown right on! Republicans are bad for the human race. Even their own families hate them and can't wait for them to die to see what is in the will. Dold paid taxes at a lower rate than his housekeeper and wants to give himself another tax cut "to create jobs." Mafia has more honor than the Republican Party!
Louis G. Atsaves October 11, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Uh, Daniel, any "Super PAC" money is not counted in the figures being reported by Dold or by Schneider. Schneider claims to be a very successful businessman on his website and to the voters yet he hides his "business background" since January of 2010 and hides his tax returns. And you are going to trust someone who practices such evasion, who portrays his opponent's positions in a "blatantly misleading" (Daily Herald) fashion and who tries to "laughingly" (Chicago Tribune) portray Dold as a Tea Partier or a Tea Party Supporter? Sorry to burst your bubble.

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