Speaking of money, the House Democratic Caucus has given Shannon Valentine $70,000. This is interesting since this is the most money any campaign has received from the caucus this year (the next highest was Greg Werkheiser with $50k). The dems want this seat bad.
At the same time, most of Harrington's money has come from family donations ($47k) and a $25,000 loan he has made to his campaign. He has received only 17k in donations from sitting GOPs (plus he received $20k from fomer Speaker Wilkins). It appears the dems want this worse than the Republicans. Even so, I have been told that Harrington has enough money, and they can get more if need be. You can bet both parties will do everything and anything they can to win this race.
In the end, I sincerely hope Mike Harrington can bring this thing home. We cannot afford to lose another House seat.