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U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Evanston raises a larger share of her campaign funds from within her district that the average member of the U.S. House.

That’s one conclusion that can be drawn from a national study of campaign contributions by the website Axios.

Axios says its analysis of Federal Election Commission data shows that 69 percent of itemized individual contributions to House candidates in this year’s election have come from outside the candidate’s district. For Schakowsky that figure was 55 percent.

Out-of-district contributions tended to be a bit bigger than average for the typical congressional candidate, so 73 percent of the total money the average candidate raised in individual contributions came from outside his or her district. For Schakowsky that figure was 66 percent.

The FEC data shows that itemized individual contributions to Schakowsky’s campaign through June 30 totalled $759,705 out of $1.25 million in total contributions.

The reports show that Schakowsky’s Republican challenger, John Elleson, had received no individual contributions by June 30, contributing the entire $37,727 raised for his campaign himself.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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