* Oh, this is not good at all. Check out state Rep. Mike Bost’s 4th Quarter fundraising report for his congressional bid…
Total Contributions (other than loans) $63,000.92
Net Operating Expenditures $62,019.30
Cash on Hand at Close of Reporting Period $43,549.47
Yikes. 63 grand raised in a quarter? I know state legislative candidates who’ve raised more than that.
Bost’s Democratic opponent Bill Enyart has not yet filed.
…Adding… From an Enyart press release…
Enyart for Congress will report the campaign raised $180,352 in the 4th Quarter of 2013 and ended the year with $407,619 cash on hand.
* From a column earlier this week in the Sauk Valley newspaper…
Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, said he makes about 10 to 20 fundraising calls a day.
That’s it? Not much. And if he’s telling a reporter that, you wonder how many calls he’s really making, particularly considering his latest quarterly fundraising report…
Total Contributions (other than loans) $122,046.95
* From The Hill…
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) hauled in $330,000 in the last three months of 2013 and has more than $800,000 in the bank, her campaign announced Monday morning.
Bustos raised more than $1 million in 2013 for her rematch against former Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.), a strong figure for the freshman congresswoman.
Better start making more phone calls, there, Bobby.
* In other news…
Vulnerable Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., raised $280,000 in the fourth quarter, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call. Davis starts the election year with $1.05 million in the bank for this top-target race.
His fourth-quarter haul marks his lowest of the year. Last quarter, Davis raised $300,000, and he posted $455,000 between April 1 and June 30.
Operatives anticipate House Republicans will post relatively low fundraising in the fourth quarter, thanks in part to the government shutdown in October. The three-week-long federal government closure prevented many incumbents from dialing for dollars. […]
On the Democratic side, former Judge Ann Callis and physics professor George Gollin are seeking the Democratic nod. Callis raised $255,000 in the fourth quarter and has more than $500,000 cash on hand going into the March primary, her campaign announced on Tuesday.
Neither George Gollin nor Republican Erika Harold have yet filed.
* Freshman Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider raised $340K. Former Republican Congressman Bob Dold raised $304K.
* On the other hand, the RGA is going gangbusters…
The Republican Governors Association significantly outpaced its Democratic counterpart in 2013 fundraising.
According to totals released Thursday, the Democratic Governors Association announced that it raised about $28 million in 2013 across its three committees. The RGA announced earlier this week that it raised $50.3 million in 2013 through its 527 committee.
The RGA — which normally does not release additional fundraising numbers — told POLITICO Thursday that it raised another $2.2 million through an affiliated nonprofit. That brings its total cash haul to $52.5 million in 2013 — close to double what the Democrats raised.