* Greg Hinz…
Even as his sole Democratic primary foe, Bill Daley, was preparing to withdraw from the race, Mr. Quinn kept up some very solid fundraising in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, pulling in “just over $812,000,” according to his campaign spokeswoman. And since neither Mr. Daley nor any other major contender is known to be circulating nominating petitions, it looks like Mr. Quinn will be able to stash every penny in the bank for the November 2014 challenge from the GOP nominee.
The bottom line: The Democratic incumbent, who was considered in deep political trouble just a few months ago, has $3 million on hand in his political account, according to his campaign. And unless something unusual occurs — like an unexpected challenge from another Democrat — that figure only should grow in months to come.
…Adding… For context, I searched the State Board of Elections website and found that Quinn raised just under $560,000 in the same quarter four years ago.