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SEALS BREAKS FUNDRAISING RECORD
Posts Strongest First Quarter in District History
(Deerfield IL)--In a major rallying of support, Democratic Congressional Candidate Dan Seals today announced a record-breaking first fundraising quarter in the race for Illinois' 10th Congressional District.
In the April Reporting Period from January 14 to March 31, 2010, Seals received $634,076 in contributions. This figure surpasses the first quarter fundraising record of $632,144 set by Rep. Mark Kirk in the first quarter of 2008. Seals will also report nearly $460,000 cash-on-hand.
For the full quarter of January 1 to March 31, Seals raised $662,773, an advantage of more than 31% over opponent Bob Dold's receipts of just $504,822 during the same period. Seals' cash-on-hand figure of $460,000 also outstrips Dold's holdings of just $377,672.
Seals is deeply honored by the outpouring of grassroots support for his campaign. "This race has always been about bringing thoughtful, moderate leadership to Illinois' 10th Congressional District. Our success is proof that voters are ready for leadership that will focus on creating good jobs, strengthening our schools, and helping small businesses grow here in Illinois--and I will be that voice in Congress."
Over 90% of Seals contributors are residents of Illinois.
A businessman and public policy lecturer at Northwestern University, Seals has drawn national attention and support in his race to win the seat vacated by Republican Mark Kirk.