Freshman Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and his Republican opponent, former Rep. Robert Dold, each raised more than $500,000 in the first quarter.
Looking to win back the 10th District seat he lost last cycle to Schneider, Dold brought in $520,000 in the first quarter and ended March with nearly $1.3 million in cash on hand, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call. Schneider, who announced his fundraising numbers Tuesday morning, raised more than $550,000 and had more than $1.3 million in cash on hand at the end of the quarter.
First quarter fundraising reports, covering January through March, are due April 15 to the Federal Election Commission.
Schneider is a top GOP target in 2014. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee placed Schneider in the Frontline program, which seeks to bolster the campaigns of their most vulnerable members.
The National Republican Congressional Committee touts Dold as a top recruit. NRCC Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., hosted a fundraiser for Dold late last month in the 10th District.
In 2012, Schneider ousted Dold from this Chicagoland district by a slim 1-point margin.
Illinois' 10th District is rated Leans Democratic Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.