(Chicago, IL) — October 13, 2010. With 19 days remaining until the November 2, 2010 election, State Rep. Candidate Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) is leading GOP foe Hamilton Chang (R-Wilmette) in the final campaign fund-raising 30-day dash.
Biss, who is seeking the state house seat being vacated by GOP incumbent Beth Coulson (R-Glenview), has reported $72,667 in the last 12 days and Chang has reported $0—zippo—, according to State Board of Elections records.
Illinois election law requires all candidates who received $500 or more in the last 30 days before the election to report the contributions within two business days.
Biss’ top contributors include:
- Democratic Party of Illinois: $27,542
- Stand for Children: $10,000
- Chicago Area Laborer’s PAC: $10,000
- Illinois State Conference of IBEW: $10,000
- Barton Management: $4,000
Biss, who narrowly lost to Coulson in 2008 with 49% vote, was leading Chang 42.8% – 35.3% in a poll commissioned by the Illinois Manufacturers Association, which was released on September 14.
The reported flow of cash into Biss’ campaign is a clear sign that the Democrats smell a victory. However, the lack of reported cash flow to Chang is a clear sign that something smells fishy. What gives?