BEAN CAN'T RAISE CASH IN THE 8th. U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean (D-8 IL) has been raising a lot of campaign cash, the only problem is that only 7% of her individual contributors are from her district. In her Q2 FEC report, Bean raised more than $130,000 through liberal pro- choice fundraising conduit Emily's List out of Washington D.C. and over fifty percent from individuals outside of Illinois. "Melissa Bean needs to ask herself which group she wants to represent, the people of the 8th district or the people in Washington D.C.," Andy McKenna said, "The evident lack of support will catch up to her in the voting booth."And then they're posting this by Eric Krol saying 91% of her itemeized donations come from out-of-state.
More than 92 percent of Bean’s individual itemized donors (those who have given $200 or more) were from outside the 8th Congressional District that Bean represents. They gave $162,000 of the $460,000 Bean collected.