Walsh Reports Contributions, Notes Duckworth Got More from NYC than 8th District

A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh: Walsh posts strong first quarter fundraising dollars Duckworth only raises 3% of her money in the district Yesterday Congressman Joe Walsh released his first quarter fundraising totals. Due to the March 20th Primary, … Continue reading

Karen McConnaughay Picks Up $10,000 from Education Group, $5,000 from Illinois Manufacturers Assoc., Allicott Co. & Ron Gidwitz

It takes a lot of $25 contributors to equal the checks that State Senate candidate Karen McConnaughay has received recently. $10,000 came from the Stand Up for Children PAC Illinois, a Political Action Committee based in Bill Gates’ Oregon, last … Continue reading

2011 Campaign Contributions from Those Interested in Allowing Com Ed & Ameren to Hike Electric Rates without ICC Approval

The Campaign for Political Reform has a spreadsheet that shows how much each state legislator has taken from companies like Commonwealth Edison, Ameren and other entities which it thinks has a stake in the so-called “Smart Grid” electricity rate hike … Continue reading

Dave McSweeney’s vs. Kent Gaffney’s vs. Danielle Rowe’s Finances Thus Far – $19,500 vs. $33,400 vs. $9,500

Here’s contributions and loans over $1,000 that just officially announced State Rep. candidate David McSweeney has reported raising so far in his campaign.  In his press release, he said he had raised or had commitments for $250,000. $19,500 has been … Continue reading

End of Session Contributions for McHenry County Legislators

The newly-amended Illinois Campaign Contribution Disclosure law requires contributions of $1,000 or more to be reported relatively quickly. Previously, donations could not be viewed until late July…well after the General Assembly members had gone home. Today, we shall look at … Continue reading

Walking the Walk – Gov. Pat Quinn Leads by Example

Governor Pat Quinn has released his income tax forms to at least the Chicago Sun-Times. Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney reports today that Quinn earned $120,226 last year. More interesting to me was that he contributed to $12,379 to charitable … Continue reading