CHICAGO--Cook County Board Member Mike Quigley won the Democratic primary to replace Rahm Emanuel in the House Tuesday night while being outspent 5-to-1.
Quigley had a $550,000 warchest while his main rivals raised about $3 million, according to Quigley campaign manager Tom Bowen.
Most of Quigley's money--about $350,000-- came in the last three weeks. Quigley landed the support of Bill Brandt, a major Democratic activist with some of the best fund-raising connections in the nation.
Quigley will clinch with about 23 percent of the vote.
Below release from Quigley campaign manager Tom Bowen
Quigley outspent 5-1
$3 million dollars to $550,000
Chicago, IL - The Quigley for Congress campaign released a preliminary estimate of the total spending in the 5th CD.
According to estimates provided by the FEC for all the major candidates and the independent expenditures on behalf of Representative Feigenholtz and opthamalogist Paul Bryar, the total spending for all of Commissioner Quigley's opponents was approximately $3,000,000. Quigley's campaign spent approximately $550,000.
$3,000,000 - $550,000
As of 8:36 pm, the race has not been officially called, but the lead Commissioner Quigley holds right now is virtually insurmountable.
Estimates are available at Progress Illinois' fundraising tracker.