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U.S. Rep. Jesse JacksJr. (D-Ill.). File photo

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.). File photo

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Updated: February 2, 2012 12:36PM



Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. raised twice as much money as rival Debbie Halvorson in the last quarter of 2011. But with money she already had in her account, the two head into next month’s Democratic primary for the South Side and south suburban 2nd Congressional seat with a roughly equal amount of money to spend.

Democrat Tammy Duckworth outraised primary rival Raja Krishnamoorthi in the northwest suburban 8th Congressional District, but he has more money on hand to spend than she does.

Here are the totals reported Tuesday and Wednesday for some of the hottest congressional primary races. The first number is the amount raised in the last three months of 2011. The second number is the amount of “cash-on-hand” they still had available to spend at the end of the year:

2nd Congressional District Democrats:

Jesse Jackson Jr.: $115,046; $262,942

Debbie Halvorson: $66,360; $260,727

8th Congressional District Democrats

Tammy Duckworth: $470,987; $561,651

Raja Krishnamoorthi: $290,314; $790,157

(Republican Joe Walsh: $141,836; $460,437 – unopposed)

10th Congressional District Democrats:

Brad Schneider $134,762; $451,786

Ilya Sheyman: $180,204; $206,770

John Tree: $68,180; $84,342

Vivek Bavda: $4,381; $11,705

16th Congressional District Republicans:

Adam Kinzinger: $285,906; $651,089

Don Manzullo: $169,684; $522,864



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