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Elections 2010, IL 17th House

Illinois Election 2010: State Rep Candidate Daniel Biss Outpaces GOP Foe Hamilton Chang in Money Contest

(Evanston, IL) — July 20, 2010. Democratic State Representative candidate Daniel Biss of Evanston, who is seeking the Illinois House seat being vacated by Beth Coulson (R-Glencoe), today announced that his campaign raised over $167,000 in the first six months of 2010, closing June with $244,546.56 cash-on-hand.

Biss’ GOP opponent, Hamilton Chang of Wilmette, raised $50,760 and had $41,555.02 in the bank.

“It’s true we have almost a quarter million on hand, but what’s really grown is our organization and ability to reach out to voters in a very grass roots way,” said Biss

Biss ran against Coulson in 2008, winning almost 49% of the vote.

“Having walked the entire district during 2008, these second and third encounters with voters are a great chance to delve deeper into the issues that matter most to people,” said Biss.

As one of the few open swing Illinois House districts in November, most political observers expect the 17th House District race to be one of the most intensively competitive and painfully expensive races.

Stay tuned.

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and blogger at The Huffington Post, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.


One Response to “Illinois Election 2010: State Rep Candidate Daniel Biss Outpaces GOP Foe Hamilton Chang in Money Contest”

  1. Daniel Biss is one of the most qualified candidates for the state legislature I have ever met, and that goes back to 1960, just a mere 50 years. Elizabeth Coulson was probably the best Republican to serve in many years, but Biss is in the right party and has unlimited potential.

    He will not be a Madigan pawn, but he will have the intelligence not to pick battles he has no chance of winning. Plus given the Speaker’s priorities Biss will have many opportnities to push his own agenda with the Sepaker providing the muscle to get it accomplished, not dissimilar from what Emil Jones did for Barack Obama.

    I will contribute to Biss because I believe in him, and the fact that MMerrilee Redmond is one of his most vocal supporters doesn’t hurt him either.

    Posted by Phil Krone | July 23, 2010, 3:38 PM

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