Durbin dwarfs Oberweis in fundraising: $6.5 million in war chest

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WASHINGTON—Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. has $6,511,761.53 cash-on-hand for his November re-election bid, dwarfing rival state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) with $862,132.90 in his war chest, according to new reports filed with the Senate.

The Friends of Dick Durbin committee net contributions for the second quarter ending on June 30 totaled $853,073.90. During the same time, the Oberweis for Senate committee net contributions were $176,578.00. The latest reports for Durbin and Oberweis were filed with the Senate on Monday.

In the last quarter, Oberweis loaned his Senate campaign $500,000; to date, Oberweis has loaned his campaign $1 million.

A story about the 2014 Senate contests in Tuesday’s Roll Call, a publication covering Capitol Hill, rated Illinois a “Safe Democratic” seat.

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