Shah topped GOP congressional rivals in fourth-quarter fundraising, records show
Russell Lissau, Daily Herald staff writer
Republican congressional candidate Dr. Sapan Shah’s fundraising efforts ahead of the March primary election are dwarfing those of his two rivals in the 10th District GOP race, new documents show.
Shah, of Libertyville, collected $337,545 in campaign donations during the fourth quarter of 2017, according to financial reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. In stark contrast, rival Jeremy Wynes of Highland Park reported $67,357 in donations during the same period, while Doug Bennett of Deerfield reported receiving $20,411 from supporters.
…Shah said his fundraising efforts show he’s the front-runner in the race.
“I’m ready to fight against entrenched (Washington,) D.C., politicians and put the American people back in charge of their government,” he said in a news release.
Wynes, the former Midwest director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, actually spent more than he received during the quarter. His campaign expenses totaled more than $70,722, records show.
…Like Wynes, Bennett’s spending outpaced his receipts during the quarter. He reported more than $33,293 in expenses.