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Illinois Eight Democratic Primary: Duckworth raised at least $368,504 UPDATE

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WASHINGTON--Illinois Democratic House hopeful Tammy Duckworth campaign in Friday said she will have more than $386,504 in her first fund-raising report.

UPDATE I asked rival Raja Krishnamoorthi's campaign for their numbers and they are not offering up any yet.

Spokesman Mike Murray told me, "A final quarter number is not yet available because we are still receiving a considerable number of contributions, including at an event tonight hosted by Congressman Danny Davis. Over the past 2 weeks alone, fundraising events have been held for Raja in Florida, California, Wisconsin, Indiana, and a number of suburban locations."

Duckworth and primary rival Raja Krishnamoorthi no longer can use Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Il.) to raise money off of, since the Tea Party favorite announced he will run in another race. Nonetheless, with the third quarter fund-raising period closing at midnight, Duckworth campaign manager Jess Levin sent out an e-mail fund-raising appeal still invoking his name: "Joe Walsh has abandoned the 8th District, but you can bet the Tea Party will try to find another right-wing radical to spout their party line."

Duckworth was in Hawaii earlier this week--where she attended high school and college--for a fund-raiser sponsored by the Hawaii congressional delegation.

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