It’s impossible to tell from pre-election campaign finance reports how much a political action committee has in the bank because most expenditures do not have to be reported.
The unopposed Republican candidate for McHenry County Circuit Clerk, Katherine Keefe, for example, had almost $19,200 on deposit on July 1st.
She gave Mike Tryon’s Chairman’s Circle $600 on September 15th and made other miscellaneous contributions to various candidates amounting to $400.
That would bring her total assets down to about $18,000, assuming she hasn’t spent anything else.
And, without an opponent, she may not have.
She reported having collected no contributions since mid-year.