Local Dems trounce GOP in fundraising
Democrats running this fall to represent Evanston in Washington and Springfield have at least a nine-to-one fundraising advantage over their Republican opponents.
The closest race for financial support is between Laura Fine and Kyle Frank for the 17th District State House seat where Fine, the Northfield Township clerk, had raised more than $118,000 as of the Monday reporting deadline to less than $13,000 raised by Frank, an attorney.
The proportionately widest disparity is between Robyn Gabel and Eric Lieberman for the 18th District State House seat. Gabel, the incumbent, has reported raising over $198,000, while Lieberman,an attorney and former business executive, has filed no campaign finance disclosure reports, which indicates he has yet to raise as much as $3,000.
Map of state legislative district boundaries. Click a location on the map to show an area's House district number. The 17th and 18th State House districts make up the 9th State Senate District.
State Rep. Daniel Biss, who's seeking to move up to the State Senate, has a 40-to-1 fundraising advantage over his Republican opponent, financial advisor Glenn Farkas. Biss has raised over $512,000 to less than $13,000 for Farkas in the 9th District Senate race.
Long-time U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky has raised $1.25 million for her campaign against accountant Tim Wolfe, who had raised less than $21,000 as of June 30. His third-quarter disclosure report wasn't yet available online this morning.
The far south edge of Evanston is now part of the 7th State Senate District and the 14th State House District. There two Democrats, State Sen. Heather Steans and State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, are running unopposed for re-election in November.