Alan Jilka, Democrat for the 1st District, raised $30,600 in 2010’s 1st quarter, bringing his total to $76,638 for the campaign.
“I think it is safe to say our fundraising at this point has surpassed any previous Democratic candidate in the First District,” he said. “Residents of the ‘Big First’ can look forward to a competitive race this fall with a thorough discussion of issues facing the country.”
Jilka counts 348 financial supporters, and is running unopposed in the Democratic primary. This allows him to sit back and watch the Republicans duke it out, and spend money, while he continues to raise. However, given the 1st district has sent exactly one Democrat to congress in it’s entire history, even that advantage might not be enough.