Yesterday, McHenry County Blog ran a story about State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) having spent almost $208,000 or $8.86 per vote.
The “News and Events” page of Franks’ campaign web site highlights a Maggiano’s Little Italy fund raiser in Chicago.
Already we see, thanks to the reporting changes in the Illinois campaign disclosure law, that entities have contributed $1,000 each. They are
- Seth & Michael Gillman, Lincolnwood
- Intren, Inc., Union
So big money contributions are running 50-50, inside and outside Franks’ district.
$1,000 sounds like a lot, but the categories of contributions include $5,000 and $2,500. Low rollers can get in for $250.
Chicago Democrats Mike Madigan, Ed Burke and Tom Dart seem to be listed on the invitation as hosts.