Davis raises nearly $900K for 13th District, dwarfs Callis' total

News-DemocratJuly 17, 2013 

Rodney Davis.

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Enjoying the incumbent's traditional advantage, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, raised $858,370 for his 2014 re-election campaign in the 13th House District. More than 71 percent of that amount -- $612,726 -- came from political action committees, according to the Federal Election Commission website.

Democratic challenger Ann Callis, the former Madison County chief judge, reported raising $226,076, with 14 percent of her total -- $31,700 -- coming from political action committees, while the rest came from individual donations, according to figures submitted by the filing deadline on Monday, the FEC data show.

The 13th House District runs eastward from Madison County, encompassing Edwardsville and Collinsville, cutting across parts of 13 other counties, to Champaign County.

Davis, a freshman member of Congress, won election in November, replacing 11-year veteran Tim Johnson, R-Champaign.

Erika Harold, who plans to challenge Davis in the March 18 Republican primary, reported raising $78,285, with virtually all of it -- $77,015 -- coming from individuals, the FEC data show.

In the 12th House District race, incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Belleville reported raising $420,596, with more than half -- $219,800 -- coming from political action committees, the FEC data show.

Illinois House member Michael Bost, R-Carbondale, who has expressed an interest in running for Enyart's seat, has not met the $5,000 threshold required for reporting fundraising totals.

Doug Bucshon, a military veteran and former sports reporter from O'Fallon, has not filed a finance disclosure report, the FEC website shows.

The 12th House District runs south from Alton, in Madison County, encompassing 12 counties, including Alexander County, in the state's southernmost tip.

Enyart, a freshman, won election in November, replacing 24-year veteran U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville.

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