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Cash flowing to Biggert -- raises more than $620,000 in 3rd quarter

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Campaign numbers released to the Chicago Sun-Times show that U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert has raised more than $620,000 in the third quarter.

The numbers also show the campaign has spent $389,000 and has more than $1.7 million in cash on hand.

The senior congresswoman is in a tight race against Democrat Bill Foster -- one of three hotly contested congressional races that has garnered investment from national parties and that has engaged in ad wars. A new remap cut Biggert out of her own district, having her run in a new, Democrat-leaning territory -- which has her fighting to hang on to her long-held seat.

"Judy is honored and humbled by the outpouring of support for her candidacy from Americans from all walks of life. In the last quarter, Judy has raised more than $620,000, a personal best and a testament to the strength of her campaign as we enter the final weeks," said campaign spokesman Gill Stevens.

Attack ads against Biggert bristled the congresswoman to the point that she canceled a Tuesday debate sponsored by AARP, saying the group's logo and quotes were featured in unfair ads against her.

The Foster campaign reported to the Sun-Times that it hauled in slightly more in the same quarter at $640,000 in what it called "its most successful fundraising quarter this election cycle."

Official disclosures are due to be released Oct. 15th.

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