U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, a Deerfield Democrat, reported raising nearly $385,000 in the second quarter of the year toward his first re-election bid for Congress.
That's short of what his rematch opponent, Republican Bob Dold of Kenilworth, raised over the same period, but the big numbers on both sides foretell a tough race next year.
Dold reported raising more than $546,000 in the second quarter.
"I'm proud that support for our campaign continues to grow." Schneider said in a statement.
The two are competing in Illinois' 10th Congressional District, which runs from the Wisconsin border through central Lake County and on to northern Cook County.
Schneider vs. Dold is a rematch of the 2010 campaign in which Schneider prevailed, limiting Dold's congressional career to one term so far. Dold is trying to do the same thing to Schneider in 2014.
Both sides agree the contest could be one of the country's most widely watched as only about 1 percentage point separated the two on Election Day last year.