Right before the $200,000 came from Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC, a Political Action Committee related to Operating Engineers Union Local 150, came two contributions from the Illinois Farm Bureau PAC called “Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR Fund.”
They totaled $7,248.99 and for mailings.
So, I guess one can deduce that all farmers in the district know that Bartman, whose family have been farmers for generations, is a farmer.
Ironically, Steve Reick was running ads on WGN radio saying his election would be good for farmers.
The national IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) subsequently kicked in $2,500.
Former McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Patrick Ouimet donated $1,000.
Yesterday, Bartman reported two contributions of posteage from the Illinois Democratic Party, controlled by House Speaker Mike Madigan: