It’s not like some Republican state representative campaigns have seen, but over $35,000 coming into a campaign where his opponent millionaire Jack Franks spent more on White Sox tickets than Republican John O’Neill raised during the first half of the year is big news to the challenger.
The most interesting is from Two Party System, Inc. $22,353,66 in all, all in-kind donations:
- $18,480.78 – Pro Rata share of Staff Time for Telephone Services and Supporting Technology Two Party System, Inc.
- $2,316.88 – Telephone Services and Supporting Technology Callfire.com
- $1,515 – Campaign Database Software Trail Blazer Campaign Services, Inc.
- $41 – Mileage for Kristina Keats
And $5,653.52 from the House Republican Organization. The $653.52 was a poll, the rest in cash.
$5,000 came last week from Jack Roeser’s Republican Renaissance PAC.
Transferred from the McHenry Township Republican Team Fund was $1,500, plus $500 from McHenry County Republican Chairman and State Representative Mike Tryon and $200 from State Senator Dan Duffy.
Other sources giving more that $150 are
- $450 – Kathleen Kuchta
- $200 – Joe and Mary Alger
- $200 – Maureen and Daniel Stephan
$33,452.18 in all.
Plus a lot of sweat equity on O’Neill’s and his volunteers’ part.
O’Neill is the first Republican in six years to challenge incumbent Democrat Jack Franks.
And Franks is so concerned about the Democratic Party label that his first mail piece made him out to be an independent, not a guy who asked Rod Blagojevich to appoint his friends and family to jobs and commissions.