The Bill Foster campaign reported today that it raised more than $640,000 last quarter, in what it called "its most successful fundraising quarter this election cycle." Foster is a Democrat and also a onetime congressman who is working to unseat longtime Republican congresswoman Judy Biggert in the 11th congressional district.
"Bill Foster has out-raised his opponent every quarter he has been in the race," said campaign spokesman Patrick Brown.
Biggert's district was sliced up severely after a congressional remap, giving an edge to her Democratic opponent. Last week, a poll by We Ask America had Foster leading by 3 points. Biggert continues to hold her own, however, and just yesterday was endorsed by the NEA-IEA.