IL-11: Ozinga doubles fundraising of establishment Democrat

Marty Ozinga is a businessman who grew his family concrete business into the largest concrete company in the country. But from this ad, he looks like a regular guy.

The Crypt has the details about the race:

Fresh off a quarter where he raised over $800,000 from individual donors, concrete magnate Martin Ozinga III is up with the first ad in the race in the campaign to succeed retiring Rep. Jerry Weller (R-Ill.)

His opponent is an establishment Democrat Illinois political who … Marty outraised through the hard work he learned at the family business:

Ozinga is facing a hotly-contested race against state Senate Majority Leader Debbie Halvorson (D). Halvorson announced yesterday that she raised about $400,000 over the last quarter — about half of Ozinga’s total — but still holds a small cash-on-hand advantage over Ozinga, who only entered the race in April.

This ought to be a Republican seat, and with a well-known politician tied into the Blagoyevich operation, we have a very good chance of keeping it. And Ozinga looks and feels like a new kind of Republican, and he is getting the blocking and tackling right in this race.

Give Marty a hand and keep another Richard Daley, Barack Obama, Emil "It’s steak, not pork" Jones, Rod Blagoyevich style crooked Democrat out of Congress.

Crossposted from The Next Right.