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Campaign finance open thread

Monday, Jul 31, 2006

Today is campaign finance day in Illinois. Candidates and political committees have to file their campaign disclosure statements for January 1 through June 30 by midnight tonight. Here’s the link. You can go here to search by a candidate’s name. Tell us what you’ve found in comments.

(This thread wisely suggested by a commenter.)

UPDATE:I’ll put the feed back up if and or when ICPR starts posting to its blog. For now, however, the AP story is up:

The governor brought in about $6.5 million in the first six months of 2006 and spent nearly $10 million, much of that on television advertisements promoting his re-election bid after easily winning the March Democratic primary, a campaign spokeswoman said Monday.

That left him with about $12.2 million in the bank as of June 30 — far more than the $1.5 million his Republican opponent, state treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, had on that date.

Topinka raised about $3.2 million in the first half of the year and spent more than $3 million of that to win a heated Republican primary against three other largely self-financed candidates, her campaign said Monday.

And for a little history, recall that Jim Ryan had $690,000 in cash at this point four years ago.

UPDATE: Oops. ICPR was posting. Sorry.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


31 Comments
  1. - Lovie's Leather - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 1:23 pm:

    613PAC, isn’t it wierd that Topinka has a PAC dedicated to advancing Orthodox Judaism??? It is strange to me….


  2. - Lovie's Leather - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 1:28 pm:

    Is it required that Todd Stroger file??? It is an odd situation. But if you check out one of John Stroger’s little funds… you might find something very interesting… http://www.elections.state.il.us/CampaignDisclosure/PdfViewer.aspx


  3. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 1:31 pm:

    If you link to a page, make sure it’s a unique page. The Board of Elections’ website is unbelievably screwy.


  4. - Lovie's Leather - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 1:31 pm:

    And one last thing… Rich Whitney fundraising efforts seem a little stagnant for all of the disgruntled Capfax bloggers who claim to support him…
    Funds available at the beginning of the reporting period $2,034.35
    Total Receipts $1,679.00
    Subtotal $3,713.35
    Total Expenditures $2,853.24
    Funds available at the close of the reporting period $860.11


  5. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 1:51 pm:

    It’s hard to fundraise when you’re in a legal fight to stay on the ballot…as Mr. Madigan intended. Of course, it’s mostly a volunteer effort needing earned media anyway. Or maybe they’ve got a big last minute surprise planned?


  6. - Anon2 - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 1:58 pm:

    I think Lovie’s may have been referring to Stroger’s 8th ward fund (soon to be Beavers’?), which appears to be $144,000 in the hole as of June 30.


  7. - P - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 1:59 pm:

    Paul Froehlich pays his wife $2,000 a month to manage his primary campaign “challenge.”

    All aboard the Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Ca., Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Ca., Sen. Joe Lieberman train … whoo-whoo. Leave your ethics at the station!


  8. - ChicagoCynic - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 2:07 pm:

    I predict Judy will file with about 1 million bucks on hand. Rod will still have over 10. If I’m right (and even if she has double that), she’s got a real problem that only Pat Fitzgerald may be able to solve.


  9. - Lovie's Leather - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 2:23 pm:

    I was refering to the massive transfer of money from the citizens for stroger to the stroger for president account. Let me just ask why that is necessary and what benefit does that have to Mister and/or Master Stroger…?


  10. - Geno - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 2:38 pm:

    As of 2:30 PM, according to reports filed by PACs thus far:

    Tranferred to Blagojevich - $487,000 (approx.)
    Tranferred to Topinka - $192,000 (approx.)

    Many of the PACs gave to both, but a higher dollar amount to Blago.

    Individual contributions should be interesting.


  11. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 2:52 pm:

    Rutherford has a Rutherford on the payroll and he paid himself over $20,000 in mileage reimbursement? According to this irs page the going rate is 40.5 cents per mile. That comes out to over 49,000 miles!


  12. - SouthernILRepub - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 3:04 pm:

    Rutherford’s mileage is legit. He has been all over the state several times over in the past couple of years. Keep it mind it’s a big state.


  13. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 3:30 pm:

    365 days in a year. To figure out how many working days multiply it by 5/7 to get 260. Now divide 49000 by 260 and he would have had to drive 188 miles a day. And many of those days were session days where they are stuck in Springfield and if I’m not mistaken the legislators are given a cost for travel from the State.

    188 miles a day for a year.


  14. - B Hicks - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 4:38 pm:

    Rod-14.5 mil. on hand.

    Judy-1.6 mil. on hand.

    Just a guess.


  15. - Dan Fan - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 5:24 pm:

    It’s about 220 miles for Dan to go from Chenoa to Chicago and back. Dan has been all over the suburbs, southern, central, and northern Illinois. It’s really not that hard to put the miles on when you’re going from event to event all over the state. Also Illinois law prohibits members of the General Assembly from raising money within a certain distance of Springfield while they are in session. So many members travel out of the zone to attend fundraisers which isn’t reimbursed by the state.


  16. - IsSomeoneWithJesseScared? - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 5:34 pm:

    It’s rather amusing that someone has already posted here about a detail in a down-the-ballot race against an incumbent considered by some to be “untouchable.” Why the paranoia?

    On the details, one who does not live under a rock in Illinois would know that putting 500 miles/day or more on the road on a statewide campaign is pretty easy to do in a state this size.

    Having seen how Rutherford operates these last few years, it’s not a stretch to me to see him rack up that kind of mileage. If that’s all they’re going to attack him on - how hard he’s campaigning - I’d guess that’s fine with the Rutherford people.

    For a guy with “no chance,” seems to me Rutherford is doing a pretty darn good job if he has $500,000 on hand.

    Wow. A Republican SoS candidate with a plan and a little money for a decent campaign. Maybe there’s a reason the White crew is on the attack so early.


  17. - Cat - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 6:17 pm:

    Dan is a great guy and a stickler for details, especially having to do with money. Dan’s mom is the Rutherford on the campaign.


  18. - Walking Wounded - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 6:39 pm:

    Interesting to see in Jesse’s report, a lot of people I recognize as his employees gave $500 or less. Guess they don’t want to have to identify that they work for him? Also, I see a trucking firm and a body shop giving him campaign money. Wouldn’t that be a bit questionable, since his office regulates those companies? Business as Usual.


  19. - Marta Elena - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 7:05 pm:

    I can’t find Jesse’s report. Is it listed differently? I tried Jackson in the candidate listing.

    Someone help!!! Please……….


  20. - Walking Wounded - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 7:22 pm:

    Marta, I was talking about Jesse White.


  21. - The Wonderboy - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 8:15 pm:

    Apparently Judy’s staff needs a lot of health insurance…


  22. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 8:16 pm:

    Regarding the Jim Ryan comparison. Yes, and Jim Ryan was against Poshard who had pledged not to take PAC money.

    And the really key thing to remember, JIM RYAN LOST!!!! Just like Topinka will.


  23. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 8:17 pm:

    Oops, getting my Ryans mixed up.

    Jim, George, Judy, who can remember.


  24. - Marta Elena - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 8:40 pm:

    Thanks, Walking Wounded.


  25. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 9:39 pm:

    Don’t forget Jack!


  26. - It's Over, Down Goes Topinka - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 9:43 pm:

    Unless She can raise, some big cash, realllllllly soon

    She’s Done like dinner


  27. - Anon - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 10:46 pm:

    Wow! Rod incurred nearly $1 million in legal fees to Big Jim’s firm.


  28. - Long Time Reader; First Time Poster - Monday, Jul 31, 06 @ 11:30 pm:

    Of course Blago has a ton of cash. When you require that your state contractors also give money to your campaign, it’s easy to raise money.


  29. - JohnR - Tuesday, Aug 1, 06 @ 12:00 am:

    But I like Judy better! So she just HAS to win!


  30. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Aug 1, 06 @ 2:07 am:

    What’s worse, Blago raising gobs of cash from state contractors, or Topinka trying as hard as she can to raise gobs of cash from state contractors and being much less successful?


  31. - Disgusted - Tuesday, Aug 1, 06 @ 6:20 am:

    What’s worse? The fact that this state and the city of Chicago are both run by crooked politicians, and people look the other way and vote for them. Pitiful!


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