Category: Campaign Finance

Questions Abound on Ill. GOP Fundraising

-By Warner Todd Huston Two reports (three, actually) on political donations being made to the Illinois GOP have been rattling the blogosphere this week raising some serious questions about who is donating to the Ill. GOP and where that money is going. The first one comes from Doug Ibendahl of who looked over the... Read more »

Illinois GOP’s money transfers demand some answers

-By Doug Ibendahl The Illinois Republican Party’s latest financial disclosure report filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections demands some answers from State Party Chairman Pat Brady and other party officials. I’m not prepared to call it money laundering – yet. However, in my legal opinion there are multiple serious issues raised by the... Read more »

Walsh Posts Strong First Quarter Fundraising Dollars

From the campaign to reelect Rep. Joe Walsh (R, Illinois 8th District)… 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, these numbers only reflect the month of March. During that period, Walsh raised $266,213 and now has... Read more »

See the Records: Soros, Top Rahm Contributors Funding Tillman-Proft PACs

Chicago, IL – In the aftermath of the recent investigations launched by Illinois Citizens for Ethics Reform, John Tillman, Dan Proft and their apologists are crying foul. However, where were these so-called “concerned” voices when Tillman-Proft affiliated political action committees were attacking conservative candidates – some would call it “fratricide” – this past election cycle?... Read more »

Lefty Group Calling for Disclosure of Conservative Donors has Felon as Advisor

-By Warner Todd Huston Recently the Washington Post had a story about a coalition of left-wing advocacy groups calling for their counterparts on the conservative side to reveal all their donors even though the law does not require it. The Post feels the crusade is a bit odd since most of the lefty groups doing... Read more »

VIDEO: Obama Hypocrisy

Candidate Barack Obama attacking John Edwards in 2007 about spending by outside groups. President Obama, tell your former senior staffer Bill Burton and Priorities USA, Thanks, But No Thanks. Courtesy of

McSweeney Campaign Reports over $143,000 Raised Last Quarter

From the campaign to elect David McSweeney State Rep., 52nd District… Begins 2012 with Important Republican Endorsements Barrington Township: David McSweeney, candidate for State Representative in the 52nd District, raised over $143,000 last quarter as reported today to the Illinois State Board of Elections. The bulk of the money was spent on mailings informing the... Read more »

Gaffney Files With More Money

From the campaign to re-elect State Rep Kent Gaffney (52nd District)… 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 Primary. His opponents filed with significantly less – McSweeney at $27,779 (with over $20,000 in outstanding bills)... Read more »

Bambenek Reacts to Nudo's Economic Filing

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… Opponent Files Statement of Economic Interests without Listing Critical Information Required by Law CHAMPAIGN, IL (January 12, 2012) — According to economic disclosure documents filed with the office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Republican candidate and county board member Al Nudo does not... Read more »

Albracht for Senate Raises $19,744.88 in 4th Quarter

From the Albracht for Senate campaign… MOLINE, IL–The Albracht for Senate campaign bolstered their momentum with a strong, fourth quarter fundraising effort with the vast majority of donations coming from private individuals. After kicking off the campaign with an $11,043.01 fundraising total in the second quarter and a very strong third quarter showing of $33,048.05,... Read more »