U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for less than four months, but already he's raised $403,555 for his 2014 re-election campaign, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filings.
Davis, who represents the 13th House District that includes part of Madison County, was the metro-east's fundraising leader for the period between Jan. 1 and March 31, FEC records show.
Most of the money -- nearly $251,000 -- came from political action committees; another $139,141 came from individual donors. The FEC website did provide the names of either PAC or individual donors.
Davis' fundraising success compares to the money raised by U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, who reported raising $191,432 for the first three months of 2013. Most of the 12th District representative's funding, or $111,155, came from political action committees, while $80,242 came from individual donors, the FEC records show.
Davis and Enyart are freshman lawmakers elected in November.
Meanwhile, veteran U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, reported raising $203,224 between New Year's Day and March 31. As with the other two metro-east congressmen, 15th House District member Shimkus derived most of his fundraising from political action committees -- nearly $169,000 -- while $34,130 came from individual donors, FEC records show.
Overall, Davis, Enyart and Shimkus raised a combined $798,211 in the first quarter.