The federal government may be shut down, but congressmen and their challengers still had to report their quarterly financial statements by the end of Tuesday.
In the Quad-Cities, incumbents led the way in raising money.
Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., raised $304,730 for the three-month period that ended Sept. 30, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission.
She said she had $612,563 in the bank. Thus far this cycle, Bustos has raised $767,068. A little less than half of her quarterly total, $145,387, came from individuals, while the rest came from political action committees and her party.
Her campaign said 1,500 donors had contributed this quarter.
Former Rep. Bobby Schilling's campaign said he raised $170,899 for the quarter, and that he had $163,315 in the bank. Jon Schweppe, a spokesman, said 73 percent of his funds came from individuals. The rest came from PACs and the party.
Schilling, a one-term Republican who lost to Bustos in 2012, is mounting a 2014 campaign and this is his first disclosure of the cycle. He did not report any fundraising last quarter.
In Iowa's 2nd Congressional District, Rep. Dave Loebsack, a Democrat, reported raising $151,156 for the quarter. He said he had $332,010 in the bank.
Thus far in the cycle, he's raised $399,068.
Loebsack raised $68,096 from individuals and $82,250 from PACs for the quarter.
Meanwhile, state Rep. Mark Lofgren, R-Muscatine, reported raising $57,182 for the quarter, with $24,912 in the bank.
All but about $5,000 of his contributions came from individuals. This is Lofgren's first filing that showed significant fundraising figures. In the second quarter, which came shortly after he announced his candidacy, he reported raising $150.
The filing deadlines for partisan primaries in both races are several weeks away.