Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has been leading Democratic mid-term election efforts in Illinois--and stumping coast to coast for Democrats.
Durbin has been designated a prime spokesman for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Durbin has been doing extensive fund-raising for Illinois candidates and Democrats in other states. Between now and election day, Durbin will host or headline events in Wisconsin, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Nevada, California, Washington and Missouri--plus some others. Many of his fund-raising visits to other cities also include other election speaking events.
In Chicago this year, Durbin has hosted about a dozen events for the DSCC and candidate this year--and two Chicago fund-raisers for Senate Leader Harry Reid's campaign.
Durbin has also transfered money from his political warchests to party committees to help elect Democrats: the DSCC received $430,000 from Friends of Dick Durbin; $30,000 (which is the max) from Durbin's Leadership PAC (Prairie PAC), to total $460,000. Prairie PAC also sent $15,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.