The tortoise and the hare
The Hare is winning the race this time around, at least when it comes to raking in dough.
Illinois Democratic congressional candidate Phil Hare has surged ahead of Republican opponent Andrea Zinga in the scramble to collect campaign dollars for their 17th District election showdown.Internet donations?? I thought no politician gave a damn about those, and they're stupid and not even worth bothering with, right trolls? (ahem)
Despite having only three weeks of fundraising compared with Zinga’s three months, Hare, of Rock Island, had raised $226,799 by Saturday, the July 15 deadline to report second-quarter campaign donations to the Federal Election Commission. Zinga, of Coal Valley, however, came close to her goal of $200,000, collecting a reported $192,690 since April. That number may be amended, though, with an additional $11,000 in Internet donations that were not officially reported, said her campaign manager, Charlie Johnston.
Open Secrets has a summary of finance info on the 17th District race.
Be sure to click on the various links listed in the sidebar to the left under the headings of Summary and Geographic data and Interest Groups.
No data under these headings for Hare as yet, but some interesting data for Zinga.
The most recent filing for the Hare campaign can be viewed or downloaded on the FEC site here.
The link listing individual and PAC donors and amounts can be found here.
Zinga's most recent filing can be viewed or downloaded here.
Her individual and PAC donors (none) and amounts are listed here. (notice that Moline Alderman Mike Crotty didn't report any occupation. Under Schedule C loans to the committee, it shows Zinga loaning herself $75,000 total.)