Suburban Political Recount
The race to raise money in the north suburban 10th Congressional District is both narrow and active.
Democratic U.S. Rep Brad Schneider of Deerfield says he'll report raising about $550,000 in the first three months of the year, and Republican Bob Dold of Kenilworth says he'll report about $520,000.
That's a lot, yet another hint of foreshadowing to the race that's to come.
Schneider was outspent by Dold in 2012, so the Democrat's camp is happy to see its candidate raising a little more money than Dold this time. The Republican Dold won't have to deal with President Barack Obama at the top of the ticket this time, though.
The Illinois Libertarian Party has announced their candidates for statewide office. Now, the party has to gather 42,000 signatures by this summer to get their candidates on the ballot.
Here's their list:
Governor: Chad Grimm of Peoria
Lt. Gov.: Alex Cummings
Attorney general: Ben W. Koyl of Downers Grove
Comptroller: Julie Fox
Secretary of state: Chris Michel, Romeoville
Treasurer: Matthew Skopek of Lemont
U.S. Senate: Sharon Hansen of Pontiac