Jack Franks Doesn’t Share Campaign Resources

Commenter Fair Play claimed that commenter DJ’s saying the following about Jack Franks was anti-semitic:

You could get rid of Franks with one simple statement:

“Your buying the first round, I forgot my wallet”.

If Fair Play is saying that calling out someone for being cheap is anti-semitic, I think that is something of a leap.

Look At Jack Franks’ campaign finance reporting and notice and note that he admits to only only $500 going to support another candidate in the run-up to the election:


That went to State Rep, candidate Mary Edly-Allen of Libertyville. She ran against Helene Walsh.

Franks had about $550,000 available.

From July 1 through August 31, Franks also made only one gift to a fellow politician.

Joe Gottemoller received $250.



Franks had about $550,000 at the end of August.


Jack Franks Doesn’t Share Campaign Resources — 22 Comments

  1. In past years I think a politician could keep their campaign bucks when they retired.

    Is this correct?

    And if so, can they still keep it?

  2. He has never supported other local Democratic candidates or the local Democratic Party either.

    There are really 3 political parties in McHenry County: The Republican Party, the Democratic Party, and the Franks Party.

  3. You guys are seriously deranged.

    Does the fact of a single Democrat holding county wide office make you that crazy?

    It must because the mention of Franks’ name makes you all froth at the mouth.

  4. Joe: I for one don’t care what party he belongs to.

    In reality, county government should be non partisan, like municipalities and most other units of local government.

    Just across the border in Wisconsin, the county boards are non partisan.

    There is very little that county government does that is affected by partisan loyalties or ideology.

    There are no partisan potholes.

    The problem with Franks is similar to the problem with Trump.

    They are both narcissistic, amoral tin horn dictators.

    Until people of both parties start to realize that, we are in trouble as a county and as a nation.

  5. Franks doesn’t do what he does because he is a Democrat or because he is Jewish.

    He does what he does because he has no moral compass.

    We might ask how he got that way.

  6. And this just in:

    “President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.
    Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen.
    And even as Trump told the public he had no business deals with Russia, the sources said Trump and his children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., received regular, detailed updates about the real estate development from Cohen, whom they put in charge of the project.”


  7. Franks would pimp anybody to grab and hold on to power just like his buddy Madigan, no shame whatsoever.

    That’s how seriously deranged he is.

  8. Fair Play is, and has been, an inveterate racist.

    The latest comment leaping to associating Franks being Jewish to being cheap is just the latest example.

    Giving any breath to such fabulous ignorance is disappointing from a self described liberal who purportedly likes Franks.

    Frank’s Jewish religious foundations are wonderful to have and anyone who would immediately take someone being called “cheap” with their Jewish religious background is hate speech at its worst.

    This is exactly why reasonable conversation with self described liberals is, and will continue to be, an impossibility.

    Liberals embrace this racism and don’t seem to even recognize how this ignorance stands in the way of any reasoned discourse.

  9. Paul Revere,

    Let’s see if cal responds to your question regarding keeping political contributions after you retire along with a 100,000 stolen taxpayer dollars per year (pension) for little to nothing in contributions.

  10. Love your definition of a pension. Please contact law enforcement.

  11. **In past years I think a politician could keep their campaign bucks when they retired.**

    Not quite… if a politician had a candidate committee before 6/30/98, they are allowed to cash out the amount that they had on that date.

    For example, Ed Burke had about $2.5 million in his candidate committee on 6/30/98, so he can cash out that much for himself at any point.

    Franks, on the other hand, did not have a campaign committee at that time, so cannot keep any money from his PAC for himself.

  12. Paul Revere.



    The laws changed a few years ago which makes politicians become slightly more elegant in their fleecing of campaign contributors for personal gain ala “Foundations”.


    Since Madigan has had 100% dictatorial control over all Illinois government for nearly his entire career perhaps you’d like to lobby him to get rid of automatic COLA’s and cap all pensions at $31200.00 (which is a living wage according to every progressive overlord wannabe).

    If you did this, Tom, perhaps you would gain the approval you so obviously seek and very clearly lack in your RW life.

    We’re behind you Tom.

    You can do it!

  13. Just for the blog record, I love humanity.

    It’s the people part of it I can’t stand.

  14. What would keep Jack upon retirement from donating say $100,000 to someones campaign and then working for that campaign as a “consultant” and charge $100,000. ?

  15. For you KnownExtremist>>>>>> Don’t believe the Lib bull sh*t >>>>>>>

    Update 2: In an almost unprecedented event – having rarely commented on stories related to the special counsel’s investigation – Robert S. Mueller III’s office put out a statement firmly disputing the reporting of the news site BuzzFeed reported that the president instructed his personal attorney to lie to Congress about his push for a Moscow real estate project

    “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” the special counsel’s office said.

  16. @Stephen pokorny

    Legal? Ethical?

    Stephen, for goodness sake, we’re talking about politicians here.

    Why on earth would you use those words when discussing a known liars? 😉

  17. Mary Mahady said Jack gave her a donation in her doomed Senate run.

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