Bustos' campaign funds nearly triple Schilling's tally


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Originally Posted Online: July 16, 2014, 5:19 pm
Last Updated: July 16, 2014, 5:24 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, raised more than $481,000 in the second quarter as she continued to build a strong fundraising lead over Republican Bobby Schilling ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

Mr. Schilling raised about $236,000 in the second quarter and had $500,000 in cash at the end of June compared to the $1.4 million available to Rep. Bustos, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission,

Rep. Bustos has now raised more than $1.9 million in the 2014 election cycle while Mr. Schilling has raised $654,000. The Colona Republican is running to reclaim the 17th Congressional District seat he lost in 2012 to Rep. Bustos.

About $185,000 of the money raised by Rep. Bustos in the second quarter came from political action committees and $296,000 from individuals. Political action committees gave $102,000 to Mr. Schilling while individuals donated $119,000 to his campaign.
















 



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