U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos raised more than $1.5 million in this third quarter of this year.
Fundraising numbers were submitted to the Federal Election Commission Tuesday.
Bustos is also the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She spent $1.1 million in the 3rd quarter, leaving her with $2.6 million cash on hand.
Her Republican challenger, Esther Joy King, raised just over $120,000 in the third quarter. She said that’s about 20 percent above the goal she set for herself in the first 40 days of her campaign.