Campaign '10: New Centrist Money [updated]
Updated: Former Tribune reporter Stephanie Banchero follows up on the Progress Illinois story with this update describing SFC's arrival on the scene and nationally.
Original 10/20 Post: For years the only real money in education has been the teachers unions and other related labor organizations, with occasional influxes from business. Now there are a couple of new funding sources for candidates to look at, including Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) and Stand for Children (SFC), which has set up shop in Illinois and recently doled out more than half a million dollars to nine candidates (six of them Democrats) according to this Progress Illinois story (A New Player In State Education Politics
What do you think about there being more than one place for Democratic candidates in particular to go when they need campaign cash, and how much further to the center is the SFC agenda going to be compared to other centrist/reformy outfits working in the state like Advance Illinois?