More Statewides (D2 Day)
More of the statewide candidates have filed. As with the legislative caucuses, the Dems seem to have more money, though the margins here are bigger.
* Stu Umholtz made national news with his filing last week (USA Today ran a blurb on his receipts and campaign strategy in their state-by-state digest on Thursday), and his opponent, sitting AG Lisa Madigan has now filed, giving a contrast. She reports $1.2M in receipts, plus $104K in-kind; just $287K spent, and $2.2M available for the fall campaign. She is in a position to follow a very different strategy than her opponent, who says he will rely on association newsletters to get the word out.
* SoS Jesse White reports $574K in receipts, $351K spent and $2.0M available. His opponent, State Senator Dan Rutherford, filed earlier today showing $339K in receipts, $272K spent, and $592K available. He has another PAC; I'll have to look to see what that's been doing.