Rep. Dan Lipinski has more cash-on-hand but out-raised by 2 key Democratic primary rivals

State Sen. Jim Oberweis has loaned his GOP primary congressional campaign a total of $400,000.

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Marie Newman, Rush Darwish and Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill.

Marie Newman, Rush Darwish and Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill.

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., was out-raised by two of his Democratic primary challengers, Marie Newman and Rush Darwish, according to Federal Election Commission reports filed Tuesday, though he does have more cash on hand.

The battle for the Lipinski seat is the biggest Democratic primary in Illinois. Since the 3rd Congressional District is heavily Democratic, the winner of the March 17 primary will be poised to clinch the seat in November.

Newman’s cash came mainly from small donors. Lipinski’s biggest hauls were from political action committees. Most of the Darwish contributions came from donors who gave more than $200; his campaign is not taking PAC money.

Also noteworthy:

*In the overwhelmingly Democratic 7th Congressional District, Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., was out-raised this last quarter by a newcomer, attorney Kristine Schanbacher, though his cash on hand is more.

*In the main Chicago-area GOP battle, for the 14th Congressional District seat now held by freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., state Sen. Jim Oberweis, according to the latest FEC reports, has loaned his campaign $400,000, giving him more cash on hand than his two main rivals.

*Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., has no opponent yet has stockpiled the most money of any Illinois congressional contender, with $6,349,991 cash on hand.

*Willie Wilson, who announced a self-financed independent run for Senate earlier this year, did not file a FEC report because, his spokesman said, he has not spent the minimum $5,000 needed to require disclosure.

Here’s an overview of congressional fundraising for the third quarter – July, August, September – for the biggest Chicago-area contests.

3rd Congressional District

Lipinski

3Q Raised: $177,741

Cash on hand: $693,088

Newman

3Q raised: $351,326

Cash on hand: $514,237

Darwish

3Q raised: $272,779

Cash on hand: $318,113

Candidate total loans: $80,000

Abe Matthew

3Q raised: $5,126

Cash on hand: $57,724

6th Congressional District

Democrat

Rep. Sean Casten

3Q raised: $714,009

Cash on hand: $1,447,538

Republicans

Jeanne Ives

3Q raised: $340,298

Cash on hand: $222,796 non-adjusted for donations exceeding maximum

Evelyn Sanguinetti [dropped out]

3Q raised: $39,318

Cash on hand: $36,539

7th Congressional District

Democrat

Davis

3Q raised: $57,125

Cash on hand: $211,466

Kina Collins

3Q raised: $22,720

Cash on hand: $5,955

Schanbacher

3Q raised: $166,172

Cash on hand: $50,161

11th Congressional District

Democrat

Rep. Bill Foster

3Q raised: $240,568

Cash on hand: $3,208,938

Rachel Ventura

3Q raised: $18,299

Cash on hand: $4,768

14th Congressional District

Democrat

Underwood

3Q raised: $638,275

Cash on hand: $1,174,106

Republicans

Oberweis

3Q raised: $329,493

Cash on hand: $551,578

Candidate total loans: $400,000

Ted Gradel

3Q raised: $263,854

Cash on hand: $496,095

Candidate total loans: $130,000

Sue Rezin

3Q raised: $245,522

Cash on hand: $226,206

Candidate total loans: $100,000

Catalina Lauf

3Q raised: $104,396

Cash on hand: $93,572

Danny Malouf

3Q raised: $489

Cash on hand: $2,344

James Marter

3Q raised: $14,628

Cash on hand: $4,657

Note: The cash-on-hand figures include monies raised for the primary and general campaign. Under federal law, money raised for the general cannot be spent on the primary.

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