|TAO MARTINEZ DEM (D)||16562|
|BRENDA RODGERS DEM (D)||16504|
You will see about .5% difference between the two, the difference is that I saw litterally dozens of Martinez signs in town, don't think I saw one for Rodgers, I can find committees for both ( well I can find one for Rodgers but it appears to be for Alderman in Elgin) Rodgers had $47 on hand in her quarterly (if I am reading this right)
Mr. Martinez's committee got 32K in A-1 report money
Lets look at the county numbers (likely exclude Aurora, not 100% sure)
So, what is the lesson here, not 100% but it may be simply there are hard decks more or less for each party
So when it comes down to for less than 250 more votes than a candidate who may not have spent a dime an candidate who raised (not sure about the spending) 30K plus...
A friend summarized it best... Yard Signs Don't Vote