In December 2013, Bobby Schilling said this to The Galesburg Register-Mail:
“Schilling said his fundraising goal for the campaign is at $2 million dollars. Most of that, he said, comes from local supporters…’The bulk of our contributions will come from the district, which they have in the past…It’s the people you represent who you hope you’ll get the bulk of your campaign funds from’.”
Schilling also said: “We’re going to have to run really a flawless campaign.”
From Friday’s QCOnline:
“Rep. Bustos has now raised $2.7 million in the 2014 election cycle, far ahead of the roughly $1 million raised by her Republican challenger.”.
It also seems that outside money has been reduced considerably from what is was in ’12; $1.5 this cycle vs. $9.2 million in 2012. Most of the $1.5 million has been spent by anti-Schilling groups.
I was out of state by then, but it must have been scary to turn on your tv or radio in 2012!