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Elections 2010, IL 17th House

Illinois Elections 2010: State Rep. Candidate Daniel Biss Leads GOP Foe Hamilton Chang in Final Fund-Raising 30-Day Dash


(Chicago, IL) — October 13, 2010. With 19 days remaining until the November 2, 2010 election, State Rep. Candidate Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) is leading GOP foe Hamilton Chang (R-Wilmette) in the final campaign fund-raising 30-day dash.

Biss, who is seeking the state house seat being vacated by GOP incumbent Beth Coulson (R-Glenview), has reported $72,667 in the last 12 days and Chang has reported $0—zippo—, according to State Board of Elections records.

Illinois election law requires all candidates who received $500 or more in the last 30 days before the election to report the contributions within two business days.

Biss’ top contributors include:

  • Democratic Party of Illinois: $27,542
  • Stand for Children: $10,000
  • Chicago Area Laborer’s PAC: $10,000
  • Illinois State Conference of IBEW: $10,000
  • Barton Management: $4,000

Biss, who narrowly lost to Coulson in 2008 with 49% vote, was leading Chang 42.8% – 35.3% in a poll commissioned by the Illinois Manufacturers Association, which was released on September 14.

The reported flow of cash into Biss’ campaign is a clear sign that the Democrats smell a victory. However, the lack of reported cash flow to Chang is a clear sign that something smells fishy. What gives?

Stay tuned.

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and Huffington Post blogger, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.

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