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Durbin has massive cash advantage over Oberweis

Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. has stockpiled $6,062,115.91 in his political warchest, overwhelming the $256,447 cash-on-hand of his November election GOP rival, state Sen. Jim Oberweis R-Sugar Grove, according to the latest reports filed with the Federal Election Commission for the quarter ending March 31.

Durbin’s massive fundraising advantage puts pressure on Oberweis, who is a multi-millionaire, to pour more of his own money into his campaign. Durbin had another advantage–he saved money by having no March 18 Illinois primary opponent while Oberweis fought off Doug Truax–putting in $500,000 of his own cash into his bid.