Newspaper article Roll Call

Rodney Davis Dwarfs Competition in Fundrising Ahead of Primary

Newspaper article Roll Call

Rodney Davis Dwarfs Competition in Fundrising Ahead of Primary

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Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., far outraised his opposition in the competitive 13th District, according to fundraising reports filed Thursday -- less than two weeks before the March 18 primary.

Davis raised $328,000 from Jan. 1 to Feb. 26, according to his pre-primary filing with the Federal Election Commission. Davis also reported $1.1 million in cash on hand.

The first-term congressman's fundraising dwarfs that of his competitors.

Former judge Ann Callis, a candidate touted as a top recruit by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, brought in $102,000 in the pre-primary time period. The haul left her with $449,000 in cash on hand as of Feb. 26.

Physics professor George Gollin, a Democrat running against Callis in the primary, raised $76,000. He reported $227,000 in cash on hand, some of which includes an initial loan Gollin made to his campaign.

Democrats consider Callis to be the favorite in the primary. However with no public independent polling, it's unclear where each candidate stands ahead of the primary. …

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