Bruce Rauner’s Turnaround Illinois gave $1,818,000 to WIND Talk Show host Dan Proft to use in the upcoming elections.
Richard Uihlein previously contributed $2.5 million.
The vehicle is a Political Action Committee called Liberty Principles.
That PAC has made its contribution to State Rep. candidate Allen Skillicorn after another Proft fund, the Illinois Opportunity Project, dropped $6,000 earlier this month.
Now another $4,831.16 has showed up.
It was an independent expenditure, rather than a contribution.
Cook Media of Ottawa got the money for “graphic design.”
You can see the State Board of Elections report below:
For a PAC with so much money, that is is small potatoes.
Here’s the report on a much larger expenditure for State Senate candidate Bryce Benton.
Benton is running against incumbent State Sen. Sam McCann from the Springfield area.
According to Springfield’s State-Journal Register‘s veteran reporter Bernie Schoenburg,
“McCann was the lone Republican in the Senate to vote with Democrats, and against Rauner’s position, when there was a 38-15 vote to override a Rauner veto of a bill that could have sent labor talks with state employee unions to arbitration.”
Skillicorn is facing off against Carolyn Schofield, Paul Serwatka and Dan Wilbrandt.