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Dold's War Chest Nears $1 Million

Congressman raised $376,534 for the quarter that ended Sept. 30.

has nearly $1 million in the bank to finance his reelection campaign as of Sept. 30, according to a report filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). 

Dold raised $367,665 for the quarter that ended Sept. 30, according to the FEC. He has collected $1,276,067.86 since he was elected less than a year ago. 

None of Dold’s potential Democratic opponents—,or —have filed their reports yet. They are due Oct. 15 

he had raised more than $140,000 from over 4,800 donors as of Sept. 30. For the entire campaign he has collected more than $250,000. Schneider’s donors gave him $321,085 for the quarter ending June 30. 

More than half of Dold’s haul ($182,166) came from organizations or political action committees including fellow members of Congress. He also garnered $170,185 from individuals, most from the 10th Congressional District. 

has not yet reported her fundraising totals. She does not have a Republican opponent. 

Check Patch Monday for a complete report on Schakowsky, Dold, Schneider, Sheyman and Bavda.

Sully October 19, 2011 at 07:36 PM
If a hospital accepts federal funding, it should treat all. if a medical professional cannot treat all patients equally, go to a private hospital. If one is so unwilling to follow the hippocratic oath, than perhaps medicine is not the proper field to go in. I understand ethics, but protecting a woman's life is pretty high up there on the ethics scale I would think.
Sully October 19, 2011 at 08:54 PM
I don't believe abortion in order to save a woman's life is "abortion on demand" and I'm really not sure a large majority of Americans are against a woman's right to choose.
Ken Robertson October 19, 2011 at 09:15 PM
Richard - it's your facts that are incorrect, not Sully's. Try here:http://www.pollingreport.com/abortion.htm. While you are correct that the majority of Americans would say it is "morally wrong", consistently 75%+ believe that abortion should NOT be banned. You'll see surveys from the last 10 years showing consistently that more Americans support abortion on demand vs totally banning abortion. And by the way, get yourself a copy of the Constitution. You might find that it's pretty clear on who gets to decide how Federal funds are spent (hint: it's NOT taxpayers/citizens)
Sully October 20, 2011 at 12:35 AM
Conservatives also think corporations are people and money is speech. So if you agree that more people believe abortion should not be banned, Rich, how do you reconcile that with your statement that "taxpayers/citizens should have a say in how the Federal funds are spent"? The phrase "abortion on demand" is inappropriate. That makes it sound like an assembly line. A majority of women have to make an agonizing decision and don't do so lightly.
Richard Schulte October 20, 2011 at 01:03 AM
As noted above, the majority of Americans believe that abortion is morally wrong. Given that, it would seem that the majority believe that supporting abortion with taxpayers funds would also be morally wrong. Should government force taxpayers who believe that abortion is morally wrong to pay for abortions? Again, why should health care providers who believe that abortion is morally wrong be forced to be involved in this procedure? Simply because abortion is legal in the United States doesn't mean that everyone in the country has to be involved, particularly where religions beliefs are involved. There is a difference between the legality of the procedure and the funding of the procedure. The procedure can be legal, but not funded by government.

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