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Bartels pulls out of primary [IL-08]
|Last Edited||COSDem Feb 01, 2006 09:55pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Chicago Tribune|
|News Date||Thursday, February 2, 2006 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||The crowd of Republicans seeking to challenge Democrat Melissa Bean in the northwest suburban 8th Congressional District shrank Tuesday when Mundelein businesswoman Teresa Bartels withdrew. |
Bartels, perceived as one of the top candidates in the seven-person field, notified state election officials of her intention to withdraw from the March 21 primary after telling supporters at her campaign headquarters.
A first-time candidate, Bartels cited an unwillingness to compete financially against a field that includes two millionaires--investment banker David McSweeney of Barrington and lawyer Kathy Salvi of Mundelein--who already have invested heavily in the race.
Bartels put about $80,000 of her money into her campaign, along with nearly $400,000 in donations from supporters. She said she did not want to invest more of her personal wealth.
McSweeney, who has lent his campaign nearly $1 million, raised more than $98,000 during the fourth quarter of 2005, spent about $491,000 and had nearly $514,000 on hand. Salvi raised $58,000, spent almost $162,000 and had about $284,000 in the bank. She has invested $285,000 of her own money.
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