Robin Kelly, candidate for Illinois’ second Congressional district, released her fundraising numbers for the month of December this morning. After entering the race on December 2, Kelly had 29 days to raise funds before the end of the filing period, which closed December 31.
Kelly amassed a war chest of $200,209 from 514 individual supporters in that short period, reinforcing her status as a frontrunner.
“I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from my neighbors across Chicago and the Southland,” Kelly said. “In Congress, I’ll work with President Obama to fight for common sense gun control, to incentivize our small businesses to create jobs, to invest in our children and to stop the Tea Party’s efforts to gut Medicare and Social Security.”