Victor Reyes, the “power broker” whose badgering of disgraced Chicago Ald. Danny Solis to “send him business” was recorded by the FBI, has made $962,452 in campaign contributions to 303 separate campaign committees since 2005, according to an analysis of Illinois State Board of Elections data.
Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) contributed $21.1 million to 30 state House races this election cycle, including $3,445,351 to 22 fellow Democrats in the week leading up to Tuesday’s general election.
With only a week before voters go to the polls, Illinois House Speaker and Democratic Party Chief Michael Madigan has given $15.84 million to 25 state House candidates this election cycle, state filings show.
The political arm of Illinois’ largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has already spent nearly $600,000 this year across 24 competitive state House and Senate races, according to filings with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
The Illinois State Board of Elections will again take up allegations against the state's embattled Auditor General Frank Mautino over more than $200,000 in possible illegal payments by his campaign committee following an appellate court opinion handed down earlier this week.
A political consulting firm owned by the Illinois Manufacturing Association and run by its longtime lobbyist and chief executive, Greg Baise, collected a record $1.91 million in fees during the first quarter of 2018, according to filings with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
An attorney representing Bob Winchester, who is challenging the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) over alleged improper voting procedures in the race for State Central Committeeman in the 15th congressional district, said that the announced race results were determined by a “group of unelected and merely appointed staff members” who have “personal and financial interests” in the re-election of current state GOP Chairman Tim Schneider.
Sources tell Prairie State Wire that a dispute in the April 18 election for Republican State Central Committeemen in the 15th congressional district is almost certain to wind up in court with the Illinois State Board of Election’s insistence that it has no authority to investigate intra-party elections.
Sources have told Prairie State Wire that Bob Winchester has retained counsel to challenge the voting procedures used in his race for Republican State Central Committee in the 15th Congressional District, which the Illinois Republican Party claims was won by Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet).
The public affairs firm of Patrick M. Brady, the ex-Illinois GOP Chairman turned lobbyist, received $35,682 in the first quarter of 2018 from Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign, according to a filing with the Illinois State Board of Elections.