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.


* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* React to Rauner vetoes
* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Rauner vetoes several union-backed bills
* 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

  
* Redbox Testing New Digital Movie Rental Service With Customers
* Suicide Squad X Samsung might be the coolest attempt yet to blend VR and movies
* Leaked Build.prop file points to HTC-built Nexus Sailfish sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display
* OPPO could be this year’s big smartphone winner, with 100 million unit sales attainable
* Galaxy Note 7 has a bigger battery than Note 5 according to latest leak
* Pokémon Go Debuts in France and Hong Kong as Nintendo Shares Dive
* Samsung Galaxy Note 7 screenshots reveal lengthy list of iris-scanning restrictions

* Podcast: Back to the drawing board
* Quintana's gem couldn't come at better time
* Eaton leads way as White Sox show resiliency
* White Sox walk-off on Tigers twice in 4 hours
* White Sox 5, Tigers 4: David Robertson gets greedy
* White Sox walk-off on Tigers twice in 4 hours
* Gonzalez looks to continue hot July vs. Arrieta, Cubs

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


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

Archives
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
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


* Dawn Patrol: State Rep. Sandack resigns; White .....
* Stolen Valor Now A Petty Offense In Illinois - .....
* Illinois governor working with police on mariju.....


* EXCHANGE: Fundraisers planned to help renovate hall
* How women have fared in seeking Illinois' elected offices
* Illinois lawmaker resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'
* Severe storms knock out power, snarl trains in Chicago
* White Sox suspend top pitcher Chris Sale for 5 days
* Chicago schools with high lead levels not totals 99
* Retired Hammond firefighter among boat crash victims
* Police officers, families stage vigil for law enforcement
* Illinois governor working with police on marijuana bill
* Suspect in 4 bank robberies held in June heist

* State costs for amendment notices likely to top $2 million
* Rauner OKs regulating police use of cell-site simulators
* Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measure
* Rauner vetoes construction-wage, homecare-worker pay increases
* Rauner apologizes, Chicago teachers protest over 2011 email questioning their competency
* Providers: Stop gap budget won't have 'meaningful' impact
* Rauner apologizes for calling Chicago teachers illiterate
* Illinois ordered to rethink medical marijuana for migraines
* Rauner once called Chicago teachers 'virtually illiterate'
* Gov. Rauner signs early childhood law

* Verizon ends Yahoo survival fight with $4.8 billion deal
* Lolla at 25: The math on the tickets, the T-shirts, the grass (not that grass)
* How Clinton can out-convention Trump
* Trump's running mate has a business success story of his own to tell
* Duking it out for dominance at O'Hare


* Three wounded in Bronzeville shooting
* Man shot in West Pullman
* Man shot while driving in Washington Park
* 14-year-old girl shot in Englewood
* Police warn about armed robberies on Near West Side
* Three wounded in Englewood shooting
* Police search for Fulton man who wandered away in Avondale
* Man critically wounded in West Garfield Park shooting
* Man shot in Lawndale
* ‘Like a freight train’: California wildfire guts 18 homes


* Authorities: 2 killed, 17 shot at Florida nightclub
* German official: Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up, wounded 12, was to be deported to Bulgaria
* Emanuel returns Wirtz campaign cash after Blackhawks practice center deal
* From behind bars, Hastert fights victim's lawsuit
* In political turnabout, Democrats play soft-on-Russia card by linking Trump to Putin
* Clinton has staked out many liberal positions, but will it quell unrest among progressives?
* CTA: Red, Blue, Brown Line service resumes after storm damage
* 1 dead, 15 wounded in shootings
* And now this: John Oliver returns to take on the Trump convention
* Crash kills Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler


* Pam Molitoris: Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation
* State costs for amendment notices likely to top $2 million
* Statehouse Insider: Rauner, AFSCME conduct PR war while labor talks at standstill
* Bernard Schoenburg: Buscher moves from independent to GOP, Trump
* Connecting people with volunteer opportunities
* Sommer family gives back together
* Joel Erickson: Sen. Kirk must stand up for veterans' rights
* Charles Krauthammer: Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion
* Rauner OKs regulating police use of cell-site simulators
* Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measure


* Rick's Six: Milder weather, overnight shooting and a chance of a lifetime
* 2 killed in motorcycle crash near LeClaire
* How women have fared in seeking Illinois' elected offices
* Love of bagel draws fans out
* Phillip Egelston
* Julia Rowe
* Sidney Myers
* Tale of 2 shots at Benton Gold Cup
* East Moline blaze damages home on Forrest Road
* Colona robbery suspect crashes, airlifted to hospital


* DNC steps off in Philadelphia with huge protests, high temps
* Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling
* New life, new destruction for Southern California wildfire
* Japan sees trade surplus in June as imports drop 19 percent
* Trump convention message cheers white supremacists

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Durbin, Senators Send Letter to DEA Callin......
* New Durbin, Senators Send Letter to DEA Ca......

* Laura Washington: Kirk woos Latinos in rac......

* No sale for Sale, even though many Sox fans liked the jersey giveaway
* Donkey Dung
* Behind Rauner’s insults. Whose schools?
* Jonathan Halabi at the AFT. The wrap up.
* Breaking: Rauner says Chicago teachers are illiterate and principals incompetent.
* Debbie.
* Rauner: A quick glimpse and confirmation.
* I’m not a Democrat and pension theft is a bipartisan effort.
* Mark Stefanik’s letter from Galway. Trump the Intruder.
* Random thoughts. This is not an election over who is a friend of Wall Street.


* Discount Admission Tickets Available For Purchase At Area Retailers - Fair to extend purchasing hours at Emmerson Building
* Governor Announces Appointments
* New Halsted Street Bridge Finished at Byrne Interchange, Multimodal Travel, Neighborhood Connectivity Enhanced - Last of Eisenhower bridges to be completed, project moves into next phase
* No Pokemon Go access on Veteran Home’s grounds
* Governor Takes Bill Action




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller