Besides having two staffers on the ground working for Independent Dee Beaubien, House Speaker Mike Madigan has just spent $8,375 on polling.
The survey research was conducted by Fako & Associates, Inc., of Lisle.
The Service Employees International Union also kicked in $5,000 through its SEIU HealthCare Illinois Indiana PAC.
Beaubien is running against Republican David McSweeney.
The SEIU is a regular and large contributor to Democratic Party candidates.
Pat Quinn got well over $2 million in 2010 in September and October.
Rod Blagojevich received in the millions as well.
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And Algonquin Township Republicans think the race is not important enough to fill 15 empty precincts.