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Dan Seals reporting $662,773 raised first quarter for Illinois 10 House race

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below, release from Seals.....


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.

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6 Comments

Congrats go to Dan Seals and his team of people! The people of the 10th District have spoken, and Dan Seals is the man we want!

This is such wonderful news! Dan Seals has the support of the people of the 10th and will do us proud in Washington as our representative!

Its time that the people of the 10th district finally have the thoughtful, fair, independent-minded leadership that they deserve. Dan Seals will serve the interests of this district well - hopefully for years to come!

Dan Seals is a wannabe three time loser trying to take advantage of the fact that Kirk isn't running this time. Moderate? Maybe on the scales defined by the likes of Reid and Pelosi.

I didn't think you'd post my comment. You are so predictably biased.

We need to send a message to Washington. The only way to do that is by electing Republicans so the Congress can be more balanced. Electing Dan Seals is only going to embolden Congressional Democratic leadership.

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