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Robin Kelly leads fundraising in 2nd Congressional contest

Illinois 2nd congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson may lead in the polls for the Feb. 26 special primary, but she's trailing when it comes to raising money.

Former state Rep. Robin Kelly leads with State Sen. Toi Hutchinson not far behind, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission that trickled in late last night.

Does that mean much in a special election?

The answer is no, if you ask U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) who was far outspent when he ran in 2009 to replace Rahm Emanuel. Halvorson, a one term former U.S. rep has said she doesn't need to depend as much on fund-raising since she has more name recognition in the district.

Here's how the top candidates fared in just last two months.

Click the name below to view the candidates' financial filing.

Robin Kelly reported total receipts of $200,000.

Toi Hutchinson reported a total of $135,000 in receipts.

Debbie Halvorson reported $50,000 in receipts -- which includes a $25,000 loan to herself.

Anthony Beale reported just shy of $50,000 -- though the filing only appears to show $5,000 in contributions, including from Tom Dart and Ed Burke's committees. A Beale spokeswoman is getting back on this.



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