Campaign finance reports keep candidates' cash flow in check

October 17, 2011

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Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth is raising cash for her run at Illinois' 8th Congressional district seat.

Candidates for the U.S. House had to file a lot of paperwork over the weekend--third quarter campaign finance reports were due. Recent redistricting  could generate a lot of tough primary elections in Illinois this year. New political boundaries mean new political matchups--and while the money was flowing in, it is also flowing out. WBEZ’s political reporter Sam Hudzik checked the campaigns’ books and gave Eight Forty-Eight his assessment. 

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