Bean to Host Fundraiser for New Colleague Halvorson
Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) will host a fundraiser for Rep.-elect Debbie Halvorson (Ill.) to help retire the fellow Chicagoland Democrats campaign debt.
A veteran of tough and expensive campaigns of her own, Bean will headline a $200 per guest breakfast at the National Democratic Club townhouse in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 9.
Halvorson won an open-seat race in the 11th district with 58 percent of the vote last month by defeating Chicago-area concrete magnate Marty Ozinga (R). She will replace Rep. Jerry Weller (R), who held onto the seat for seven terms.
Halvorson reported having $237,000 in the bank on Oct. 15 a small amount for a district that includes one of the most expensive media markets in the country. A transition team spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment on the size of Halvorsons campaign debt.