Three of them, aparently
They had been reported when I did my story about his minimalist campaign disclosure, but I missed them because they were filed separately in the July-September reporting period.
The biggest was from Donley’s Banquets and Wild West Town. It was for $5,657, presumably an in-kind contribution, even though that’s not the way it was reported. Randy Donley is retiring from the McHenry County Board this year.
The number seemed high, so I called Donley. He explained that the Zinke campaign paid “the raw cost of the food” and that the number reported included the profit that his banquet hall would have made had the full cost been charged, plus $15 a person for those who toured the Wild West Town.
Alliance Contractors, owned by Chuck Ruth, donated $1,200, as did John Cederlund. Cederlund’s address was announced as the original location of the fundraiser.
For contributions under $1,000, folks will have to wait for the next quarterly report, which is due in mid-October.
Of additional interest to some will be that the campaign disclosure report was faxed from the Home State Bank, as you can see below: