SPRINGFIELD -- Democrat U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson has about $1 million more than Republican Adam Kinzinger in their race for Congress, the campaigns reported Thursday.
Halvorson, a first-term representative from Crete, reported having about $1.4 million in the bank, money she'll be able to spend on television ads and other expenses in the coming months.
She raised about $300,000 in the quarter ending in June.
Kinzinger raised a little more than Halvorson in the last three months, about $325,000. But Kinzinger started behind in fundraising and remains there, with about $480,000 left to spend.
The two are running for Congress in the 11th Congressional District, which includes the Bloomington-Normal area and stretches up to Chicago's south suburbs.
Halvorson's campaign said having a cash advantage is important for buying ads in the expensive Chicago area.
"I am incredibly grateful for the support that so many across our district and around the country have shown since I entered office," Halvorson said in a statement.
Kinzinger spokesman Brad Hahn said he was happy their campaign was able to keep pace with fundraising over the last three months, even if they remain behind overall.
"The support has been overwhelming," Hahn said.
Kinzinger, a former McLean County Board member who now resides in Manteno, wasn't available for comment directly. He's in Wisconsin on active duty with the Air Force Reserves.