Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield took in more campaign contributions than his opponent in the third quarter, raising about $365,000 to Republican Bob Dold's $318,000.
Schneider had often been outraised by Dold both in their first matchup in 2012 and earlier in 2013. And Dold had more money in the bank at the end of September -- $819,000 compared to Schneider's $796,000.
The 10th District race between the two is set to be one of the most competitive in the country after Schneider defeated Dold by just 1 percentage point last year to stop Dold's congressional career at one term. They'll face off on Nov. 4, 2014.
The 10th District includes much of eastern and central Lake County and part of northern Cook County.
By comparison, the leading fundraiser in the most hotly contested congressional primary race in the suburbs, Republican Darlene Senger in the 11th District, raised about $77,000 in the third quarter. The primary election is March 18.