McHenry County Republican Party Shows $7,200 in Bank

McHenry County Republicans ended up with about $2,000 more at the end of March than they had at the beginning of the year, ending March with $7,188.71. The annual Lincoln Day Dinner was the major fund raiser and also amount … Continue reading

How Cliff Surges Spent His State Senate Campaign Money at the End of 2011

Cliff Surges didn’t raise much money during the last three months of 2011–$5,650. But he didn’t spend much either–$7,419.13. Nowhere near what his opponent Karen McConnaughay spent. Have to wonder why the only publicized poll, from We Ask America, shows … Continue reading

Pam Althoff’s Campaign Finances

$23,094.14 taken in, $47,435.87 in checks written out. That’s the summary of State Senator Pam Althoff’s campaign disclosure form. The details are below. First money coming in. From entities which are not Political Action Committee, Althoff got $16,910 that was … Continue reading

Gaffney Points Out He Has Most Cash in Bank

A press release from State Rep. Kent Gaffney: Gaffney Files With More Money Fox River Grove, IL – State Representative Kent Gaffney (R-Lake Barrington) has filed with $36,336 cash on hand going into the final two months of the Republican … Continue reading

How State Rep. Candidate Dave McSweeney Spent His Money

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog covered receipts for Dave McSweeney, candidate for State Rep.  McSweeney is running against incumbent St. Rep. Kent Gaffney, who has $36,000 in the bank and Danielle Rowe. Today, we’ll look at expenses, $129,061, which includes some … Continue reading

Danielle Rowe has $8,500 in the Bank for Last Months of the Primary

Danielle Rowe’s campaign certainly is not about raising money. She had $8,532.99 available at the beginning of the new year. She took in only $790 during the last three months of 2011. That’s the cash. She got in-kind assistance, mainly … Continue reading

McSweeney Has $28,000 in Bank as of Year’s Start, Raises $143,000 in Last Quarter of 2011

$143,646 donated to the Dave McSweeney campaign during the last three months of 2011 and $116,271.49 spent. $20,290.02 owed, most to Majority Strategies of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, but $7,500 to the candidate himself. All but $1,596 of McSweeney’s contributions … Continue reading

Franks Has $476,000, $56,000 in New Contributions from Planned Parenthood, Judy Baar Topinka, Dan Cronin, 9 of 99 Identified Contributors from McHenry County

The latest campaign finance reports are in and Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks has $475,713.01 I the bank. That’s as of the end of March, 2011 He has a burn rate of over $12,000 a month. He raised about … Continue reading

Walsh Campaign Debt Noted on DC Insider Publication

“The Hill,” an inside dopester publication out of the nation’s Capital, reports Congressman Joe Wash has $361,000 in debt, including preparations for the re-count that never came. Here’s the text about Walsh: “Freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who upset Democrat … Continue reading

$5.85 per Vote for McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler Re-Election

McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler spent over $16,000 to win re-election. Starting with about $4,500 in the bank on July 1st, he raised about $12,300 (including in-kind contributions) of during the last six months of 2010. So, Koehler spent … Continue reading

Ed Burke Only Identifed Contributor to Sheriff Keith Nygren

McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren ran a $51,822.74 campaign last fall when he overwhelmingly won re-election. But he wasn’t in fund raising mode. Only $600 was contributed to his campaign. The only one that was identified was from the Burnham … Continue reading

Tryon Files Campaign Disclosure, Reports $26,800 on Hand

Reporting campaign finance details before tomorrow’s deadline is McHenry County Republican State Representative Mike Tryon. He had $26,800 at the end of last month. The McHenry County Republican Party Chairman raised $30,700 and spent $26,800. That’s a high “burn rate.” … Continue reading

How Sheriff Keith Nygren Spent $13,640 in Campaign Funds the First Six Months of 2009

It’s always interesting to see how elected officials spend campaign money in a non-election year. While I was looking up how much McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren had in his campaign fund while writing a story about his “posse” fundraiser, … Continue reading