SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
*** UPDATED x1 *** Outside spending for Joe Walsh nears $2.2 million

Friday, Oct 5, 2012

* Greg Hinz

A Texas super PAC has once again upped its bet on Congressman Joe Walsh, R-North Barrington, and now looks like it may well hit the $2 million mark on his behalf in the northwest suburban 8th District.

As of late Thursday, according to the Sunlight Foundation, the Now or Never PAC has reported spending $1.75 million here, mostly on TV ads promoting Mr. Walsh or zapping his Democratic foe, Tammy Duckworth.

The “independent” expenditures are up almost a half a million dollars just from earlier this week, with some tens of thousands of other spending by the group not yet reflected in Sunlight’s database.

* The complete totals from the Sunlight Foundation show that outside spending for Walsh and against Duckworth rack up to an astonishing $2.18 million - dwarfing the tiny amount of money spent on Duckworth’s behalf. The numbers

WALSH, JOE (R) NOW OR NEVER PAC Support $917,320.00

DUCKWORTH, L. TAMMY (D) NOW OR NEVER PAC Oppose $829,148.00

WALSH, JOE (R) FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Support $181,215.44

DUCKWORTH, L. TAMMY (D) NEW PROSPERITY FOUNDATION; THE Oppose $171,993.49

DUCKWORTH, L. TAMMY (D) FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $83,532.15

WALSH, JOE (R) CREDO SUPERPAC Oppose $26,586.89

KRISHNAMOORTHI, S. RAJA (D) SUBURBAN VOTERS FOR CHOICE Support $25,215.00

WALSH, JOE (R) LUNCH PAIL REPUBLICANS INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE ONLY COMMITTEE Support $6,618.75

DUCKWORTH, L. TAMMY (D) LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS ACTION FUND Support $70.52

WALSH, JOE (R) CLUB FOR GROWTH PAC Support $61.66

WALSH, JOE (R) LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS ACTION FUND Oppose $52.87

WALSH, JOE (R) ILLINOIS TENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DEMOCRATS Oppose $6.39

* Duckworth’s latest [This may actually be an older ad that just popped up again on YouTube] TV ad

Duckworth has raised a lot of money so far, so she can fight back. But this is obviously a ton of outside cash.

*** UPDATE *** I took a quick look at some more outside spending and here’s what I found…

* Outside spending for 10th District Democrat Brad Schneider is just shy of $69,000, according to the Sunlight Foundation. By comparison, outside independent expenditures designed to help Republican incumbent Bob Dold is over $1.2 million.

* Over in the 11th CD, total independent expenditures topped $1.7 million. Of that, almost $1.6 million has been spent either attacking Democrat Bill Foster or supporting Republican incumbent Judy Biggert.

* It’s a bit more weighted toward the Democrats in the 17th CD, where over $1.2 million has been spent to help Republican Bobby Schilling, and over $1.9 million has been spent helping Democrat Cheri Bustos.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


13 Comments
  1. - hisgirlfriday - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 12:41 pm:

    Love this Tammy ad a thousand times more than the spot you had up yesterday.

    Here’s hoping they put more money behind this one than the one they had yesterday.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 12:49 pm:

    Still “lost” on this race and how its going to shake out.

    Will Walsh pull this out, giving more credibility to his dismantling win over Bean?

    Will Duckworth give credence to the conventional wisdom that Walsh’s “Crazy” has run its course?

    Walsh won last time with grass-roots, a motivated electorate, and a “lazy” “washington” opponent strategy to run against.

    Walsh does not have those luxuries, but Walsh NOW has the luxury of CASH (PAC monies at a mamoth rate, to be accurate)

    Too close for me to say, today … Tammy is not looking as good as she was the beginning of the summer with the deck she is play with, and against, today.

    Going to be a good watch, for sure.


  3. - mokenavince - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 12:52 pm:

    Let’s hope PAC money dosen’t cost her this election. This source of money the Supreme
    Court has allowed is nuts.


  4. - wordslinger - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 12:57 pm:

    I wonder what this Texas Now or Never crew is all about.

    From the google, they only appear to have been interested in two races: Duckworth vs. Walsh, plus the Missouri GOP Senate primary, where they supported Steelman and opposed Brunner (Akin won).

    Why the interest and what’s the connection?


  5. - Will Caskey - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 1:09 pm:

    Relevant to this: http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/the-incredibly-dumb-political-spending-of-2012

    Quantity != quality in IE spending.


  6. - walkinfool - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 1:10 pm:

    Wonder what these hyper-rich folks are going to do, now that Romney announced his new tax plan during the debate: no net tax cuts for the wealthy.

    From Texas, this could just be big oil money worrying about regulation.


  7. - Eilean left - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 1:16 pm:

    The kind of spending being reported today is obscene and is the begining of the end of our democracy as we have known it. The average citizen and voter have little means to combat this type of buying of our elected officials.Granted we still have the power of the vote but still the distortions,half or fractional truths,and brain washing that is occuring due to these ridiculous sums of money by a handful of gazillionaires is not what I would call a true democratic process.


  8. - Mike Murray - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 1:25 pm:

    Just FYI, that Duckworth Ad is not new, it is the same exact ad she ran against Raja in the primary.

    If you need proof, just look at the last segment where it shows that Duckworth is endorsed by the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Herald. Both those endorsement are from the primary over Raja, as the Herald and Trib have not come out with endorsement yet for the general.

    Still a good ad though…


  9. - Todd - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 1:56 pm:

    a district drawn for a democrat, the darling candidate of Rahm and Axelrod and Walsh despite his hoof and mouth problems is essentially tied.

    what does that say about what a poor candidate she is?


  10. - Rich Miller - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 2:00 pm:

    ===is essentially tied. ===

    No it isn’t.


  11. - Wumpus - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 2:17 pm:

    How many times will Duckworth run and lose? For how many districts will Oberworth/Duckweis run? If she loses this time, will she fade into Bolivia? Tune in in 30 days, same Duck time, same Duck channel!


  12. - hisgirlfriday - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 2:23 pm:

    Isn’t this just Duckworth’s second run for Congress?

    I would think you’d need to lose more than once before you start getting mentioned alongside Oberweis.

    Seems more appropriate for a David Gill slam than Duckworth.


  13. - Shore - Friday, Oct 5, 12 @ 2:38 pm:

    -she’s using the term bipartisan more in her ads, which she didn’t at all in the spring and summer and the ed boards that she’s doing which suggests a)the obama first message isn’t doing it alone for her b)obama’s record is also not enough for her c)she’s concerned about the race.

    A lot of the senate races are getting harder for the gop and that field is narrowing a lot more for republicans and so we could see some of that money shift to Illinois.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* From the department of least surprising headlines
* Question of the day
* Rauner's smart moves
* Turn on the Wayback Machine
* "RNUG" looks ahead
* Budgetary war-gaming leads to panic
* Wild tales flourishing
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Motorola Droid Turbo lands in snazzy new blue shade
        * Google Nexus 6 unboxing: cutting loose the colossus (Video)
        * Fix for Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 freezing issues coming soon
        * Nexus 6 has hidden 3 color LED light but not for notifications
        * Nexus 6 hacks: removing carrier customization, disabling encryption
        * iOS App Store downloads up to an all-time high
        * Motorola’s got a pre-Black-Friday accessory deal for you

        * T-Mobile Agrees to Provide Customers More Information About Data Speeds
        * Nexus 10 Owners Report Audio Loss After Android 5.0 Update
        * Moto X (2014) For Verizon To Get Android 5.0 Update Today
        * Sony Pictures Has Been Hacked, Hackers Post Their Demands
        * The Best Budget Sound Bar Is Down to an All-Time Low Price
        * Plan for Black Friday with This Complete List of Store Hours
        * T-Mobile expands list of music providers in its free streaming program

        * With money to spend, White Sox investing wisely
        * Dawson believes Raines is sure Hall of Famer
        * A look back at the careers of first-timers on Hall ballot
        * Addition of Adam LaRoche could be a slow burner for hot stove season
        * Terrerobytes: Waiting for Adam LaRoche
        * With LaRoche on board, Abreu will benefit
        * Sources: White Sox land LaRoche with two-year deal

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Oil Drops: Tulsa Oilers Weekly Report..
        * The Rush To Be Included On The February Ballot .....
        * Energy shares depress TSX ahead of OPEC meeting.....
        * Rauner tells state universities to prepare for .....
        * Universities warned of severe budget cuts..
        * Illinois Universities Asked to Explore Budget Cuts..
        * Is there a way out of Illinois' pension morass?..
        * Chicago mayor's race takes form on last filing day..
        * Illinois Pension Overhaul Ruled Unconstitutional..
        * The Legacy Of Pat Quinn..


        * Chicago mayor's race takes form on last filing day
        * Son says Mexican trafficker dad not a 'monster'
        * US judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years
        * FAA chief: Disaster response depends on funding
        * New Mexico State names new athletics director
        * FAA chief: Disaster response depends on funding
        * Wintry weather complicates Illinois duck hunting
        * Ex-owner of defunct arena football team arrested
        * Illinois AG to ask high court to consider pensions
        * Ex-owner of defunct arena football team arrested

        * Lisa Madigan to ask Illinois Supreme Court to consider pensions
        * Rauner tackles transition agenda
        * Attorney general warns of immigration scams
        * State pension changes ruled unconstitutional; appeal to Illinois Supreme Court next
        * State to refund $60 million in retiree health care money
        * State pension changes ruled unconstitutional; appeal to Illinois Supreme Court likely
        * Illinois pension case likely headed to high court
        * Judge: Pension ruling to come Friday
        * Rauner mum on fixes for ‘dire’ state finances, wants Quinn to freeze hiring
        * Rauner mum on fixes for ‘dire’ state finances

        * FAA outlines emergency-response plans for air traffic-control sites
        * How the FAA plans to prevent a repeat of this fall’s air traffic meltdown
        * Constellation Brands hunts new ad agency for Corona Light, Modelo beer brands
        * Redbox raising DVD rental rates by 25%
        * Sears layoffs approach 8,000 as stores close: report


        * Obama honors recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
        * Business owners seeking pot shop licenses in Illinois faced lawsuits elsewhere
        * As prisons swell, Illinois needs wiser policies
        * Out-of-power comet lander deserves praise
        * Chicago on cusp of election that matters
        * NFL passes 1st big test
        * Let gov’s veto on ride sharing rules stand
        * The Watchdogs: Rauner adviser Poshard's pension bonanza
        * Obama announcing at 10 am Chicago time Hagel resignation
        * Obama announcing at 10:10 am Chicago time Hagel resignation


        * Judge: Illinois fracking rules can be published
        * Former Illinois congressman Abner Mikva given nation's highest civilian honor
        * High-level cartel figure sentenced to 22 years in prison in Chicago
        * Police: Man attempted to lure girl into car in Glenview
        * Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting: reports
        * Man suffers gunshot wound in South Side robbery
        * FAA outlines strategy to recover from air traffic control outages
        * United adds Chicago-Dublin summer flight
        * Illinois attorney general urges consumers to check recall lists
        * Dispatcher in hospital shooting calls for backup in newly released audio


        * Who Will Work In A Rauner Administration?
        * WUIS/SJ-R Business Report: Transmission Line Meetings Planned; More Space For Senior Living
        * Part Timers & Manufacturing in Illinois Feeling a Slow Economic Recovery
        * Midwest Travel: Starved Rock In The Winter
        * Ears Turn To Supreme Court For Next Pensions Cue
        * Listen to State Week - November 21, 2014
        * State To Refund Retiree Health Care Money
        * Labor unions celebrate judge's ruling against Illinois pension law
        * Judge Finds Reductions In Pension Benefits Unconstitutional
        * Pension Ruling Imminent


        * Lisa Madigan to ask Illinois Supreme Court to consider pensions
        * Quote of the Day: Nov. 24, 2014
        * Our Opinion: Illiana project too risky for tapped-out Illinois
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Sen. Manar backs aide Watson over Cahnman, Proctor in Ward 5
        * Karen Cox: Shop for a cause
        * Andy Shaw: Protect Illinois’ FOIA law from unnecessary tinkering
        * Quote of the Day: Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
        * Rauner tackles transition agenda
        * Attorney general warns of immigration scams
        * Deckle McLean: Plagiarism comes with a price


        * DAVENPORT CHURCHES TO SERVE FREE TURKEY DAY DINNER
        * Frerichs replacement may be named next week
        * Monticello council to vote on wide-ranging city plans
        * What's at stake in Salvation Army red kettle drive
        * Martha Trenkamp - Carle Dietician 11-24-14
        * Madrigal feaste starts Dec. 5 at Southeastern Illinois College
        * Illinois AG to ask high court to consider pensions
        * Metro-east school district cancels classes in preparation for grand jury decision
        * Cahokia school district cancels classes in advance of grand jury decision
        * Inmate assaults officers at Vienna Correctional Center


        * Hall of Fame Libertyville High School coach dies
        * Good wine: Bubbles not just for the holidays
        * Budweiser gives Clydesdales holiday pink slip
        * IHSA moving to next step with football proposal
        * Judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years

        * Aaron Schock really likes music awards sho...
        * GOP lawmaker: Obama has 'gone rogue' - The...
        * Could anyone beat Hillary Clinton? Yes, of...
        * Clinton: Obama immigration effort 'histori...
        * There must be 94 ways to fix the budget, p...
        * GOP rep: Immigration need 'doesn't justify...
        * Aaron Schock: Obama executive action 'atte...
        * I Think Hillary Clinton Is Running: Strick...
        * Hennepin Steel Mill finally sold - SteelGuru
        * Hennepin steel mill sold - Bureau County R...

        * Durbin Releases Statement On EPA Decision ......

        * The Killeen Daily Herald...
        * FAA chief: Disaster response depends on fu......
        * US Congress skeptical of Iran nuclear talk......
        * U.S. Congress skeptical of Iran nuclear ta......
        * Congress Must Rescue Administration Held H......

        * Chicago Elected School Board Referendum Signatures To Be Filed Monday
        * Aldermanic Hopefuls Challenging Mitts, O'Connor File Nominating Petitions
        * Chicago robber shot bringing a toy gun to a bakery stickup
        * Hagel forced to resign
        * Fioretti, Garcia To Submit Signatures For Mayor Monday
        * Obama Announces Immigration Executive Actions, Durbin: 'History Is Being Made' (VIDEO)
        * Lame Duck Congress Faces Tight Budget Deadline To Avert Government Shutdown
        * Durbin On Immigration Reform Executive Orders: 'History Is Being Made' (VIDEO)
        * Workers Claim Wage Theft, Unfair Retaliation At CD One Price Cleaners (VIDEO)
        * Durbin speaks about immigration reform at Casa Michoacan


        * Governor Quinn Launches Newest Veterans Cash Lottery Ticket - Program Has Raised More Than $11.7 Million for Illinois Veterans Since 2006
        * Liquor Control Commission October Underage Compliance Report
        * Illinois Residents Asked to Put the Tobacco Down - Support the Great American Smokeout – November 20
        * Governor Quinn Statement on President Obama’s Executive Action
        * Governor Quinn Statement on Selection of New University of Illinois President




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller