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Mo’ money

Monday, Dec 2, 2013

* Bruce Rauner’s campaign just reported a $250,000 contribution from wealthy Republican Richard Uihlein. I’m sure you’ll remember him

[Uihlein] has contributed nearly $4 million to national tea party candidates and their super-PAC juggernaut, plus almost $1.8 million to the most conservative candidates and causes in Illinois.

“I’m a conservative Republican, and I’m trying to help people who believe as I do in limited government and free markets,” says Mr. Uihlein, 68. “I’m not one to hide from that.”

* Uihlein’s contribution is the third $250K contribution Rauner has received in the past couple of weeks.

Rauner has raised over $2.2 million in the past month, including a million dollars from himself.

* Meanwhile, Comcast just told reporters about a new Bruce Rauner cable TV buy. Fox News in all Chicago-area zones and a bunch of Downstate areas…

Bruce Rauner, Republican candidate for IL Governor
Agency: Access Media, LA
Flight Dates: 12/3 – 12/23/13
Chicago I+ Total: $135,795
Central IL Total: $7,536
Networks: FXNC only
All dayparts purchased in all zones

Syscodes / Zones / $ by zone
5170 / Chicago Interconnect / $118,875
9804 / DirecTV Chicago / $11,610
9810 / DISH Chicago / $5,310
6872 / Galesburg / $936
7827 / Peoria Interconnect / $2,940
7829 / Rockford / $1,884
6805 / Sterling Rock Falls / $1,776
Total All zones: $143,331

These are not new ads, I’m told. Just the two he already has out there.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


9 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Dec 2, 13 @ 11:10 am:

    1) Wow…

    2) It’s one thinhg to hone a message, its another to try to hone a message so much it becomes “White Noise”, causing the eyes to glaze over.

    Intro pieces that play over and over and over lead to more questions, not just better name ID.

    You got the money, Rauner Crew, how about you shoot another spot? Thanksgiving to January 5th is the “dead zone”, but if you are going to be “up”, realize the diminishing returns come quicker than you make want.


  2. - circularfiringsquad - Monday, Dec 2, 13 @ 11:10 am:

    Uline must be remembered as the “limited government” guy who got some cash from WI by moving a warehouse over the boarder…His cash came from America’s most protected industries — the brewers.


  3. - Just Sayin' - Monday, Dec 2, 13 @ 11:15 am:

    Uihlein is Tillman and Dan Proft’s puppet. He’s nothing special. Just another sap who inherited his money and can be told by others what to do with it. Nothing tea party about Bruce Rauner, Rahm or his union-made millions. If the tea party bumpkins support this creep, just shows how easily they can be mislead by the pied pipers.


  4. - wordslinger - Monday, Dec 2, 13 @ 11:24 am:

    –“I’m a conservative Republican, and I’m trying to help people who believe as I do in limited government and free markets,” says Mr. Uihlein, 68.–

    By limited, Uihlein means limited to the $6 million handout that Wisconsin gave him to move a warehouse over the border.

    And yes, CFS is right, the Schlitz fortune the kids have been playing with grew due to government protection of the big brewers.


  5. - BleugrassBoy - Monday, Dec 2, 13 @ 11:44 am:

    @Wordslinger - did he get actually get a “handout” - or just a tax credit for moving that warehouse? (I’m just asking because it’s not the same thing at all in my opinion.)


  6. - Mokenavince - Monday, Dec 2, 13 @ 12:18 pm:

    Uilhein old line Wisconsin family money keeps floating back to money. Word nailed it. Bravo.


  7. - anon - Monday, Dec 2, 13 @ 12:24 pm:

    When you’re out of Schlitz, you’re out of beer…


  8. - too obvious - Monday, Dec 2, 13 @ 12:24 pm:

    Amazing a guy like Richard Uilhein could be so gullible and still get so rich.


  9. - Boone's is Back - Monday, Dec 2, 13 @ 2:05 pm:

    He’s running these through Christmas? Agree with Oswego Willy.Why doesn’t he just burn the money himself.


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