SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Corporate America funding DGA Illinois?

Friday, Feb 14, 2014

* Check out some contributions that the Democratic Governors Association - Illinois has reported today

Walmart $21,100

Bechtel Corporation $10,000

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation $21,100

American Gas Association $20,000

American Gas Association $20,000

National Association of Home Builders $21,100

And not a union on today’s list.

From what I hear, the DGA is going all out on this anti-Rauner blitz. But Walmart and Bechtel? Weird.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


15 Comments
  1. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 2:51 pm:

    This is Twilight Zone stuff.

    Up is down and down is up.


  2. - John A Logan - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 2:53 pm:

    Strange Bedfellows indeed.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    Quinn & the DGA understand;

    Framing “Bruce Rauner” from jump street must occur and continue. Rauner is going twice 140 mph after March 18, and Quinn is going to frame the argument through the DGA - IL


  4. - wordslinger - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 2:59 pm:

    That is weird. Hedging bets? Because Farmer Bruce is a money machine.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 2:59 pm:

    “..,going to go 140 mph…”


  6. - so... - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 3:00 pm:

    Not surprising. Corporations give generously to both the RGA and the DGA. Those committees are frequently very helpful when it comes to getting access to a Governor, provided you’ve been giving, of course.

    Pull the RGA’s reports and I guarantee you you’ll find contributions from those same corporations.


  7. - A guy... - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    Pardon the pun, but that’s a lot of gas.


  8. - Cam Brady - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 3:16 pm:

    And I think it goes without saying, this lunch never happened.


  9. - Norseman - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 3:25 pm:

    Walmart is probably upset that the Count shopped at Farm and Home Supply for his Carhartt jacket. The profit margin on that is larger than the $18 watch he got at Walmart.


  10. - Joe Bidenopolous - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 3:28 pm:

    so… kind of hit on it, corps do contribute to both sides. I’d be curious what Wal-mart’s ask is - do they want access for some purpose? Do they have some piece of legislation they want to get through this year, or a reg they want or want to stop?

    Or…is this a Brady boost? Home Builders anyone?


  11. - hisgirlfriday - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 3:28 pm:

    OT Rich but do you know if any rival campaigns have complained or ISBE has received any complaints about MidAmerica Fund not registering as a committee yet?

    The thing was incorporated in mid-Jan. and has been running ads since at least Jan 31. Pretty sure that is 10 business days and no ISBE filing even if you take out a day from Lincolns bday and only start counting the first day the ads aired. Noticed Pearson said they have further bought $60k of air time in Chicago so what’s going on?


  12. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 3:28 pm:

    “Pat Quinn is a friend of the working men and women of Illinois.” - This message was brought to you by Walmart.


  13. - LincolnLounger - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 3:35 pm:

    @so…: Of course, it’s commonplace for corporates to donoate to both DGA and RGA; however, this early to an IL PAC with an essentially unopposed incumbent is very odd, and these amounts are staggering. This is huge news for those who have figured it out.

    By the way, Rich. Holy Cow Ranch is the family that founded Con-Air — hair dryers, etc. The current leader, the son of the founder, did a nice stretch in jail for tax evasion.


  14. - hisgirlfriday - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 3:35 pm:

    Quinn signed a fracking bill so not surprising oil and gas could support him or seek to influence him on how his administration handles fracking.

    Bechtel could be involved in the Illiana construction.

    The home builders have benefitted from Quinn’s money for homes for returning veterans program.

    WalMart is the only one I don’t get but in 2012 they were a top 20 DGA contributor nationwide. Perhaps hoping to dissuade Dems from pursuing minimum wage increases?


  15. - Rich Miller - Friday, Feb 14, 14 @ 3:38 pm:

    ===so what’s going on?===

    The state is powerless to stop the ads from running. Somebody’s gonna have to complain to the stations.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Quinn hit on botched early prisoner release program
* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's cable TV buys
* *** UPDATED x1 - Griffin gives another million *** Rauner giving more cash to state GOP
* Question of the day
* Schimpf trying to raise money to air radio spot
* This is what you'd call a "tell"
* #QsforQuinn
* Frerichs wants Cross to call off the state party dogs
* Rauner Internet ad pairs Quinn with Blagojevich
* Bost claims poll shows him up by 4
* More than just unclear on the concept
* Quinn: "Everybody in? I'm driving"
* The sleep gap
* DCCC releases second Bost "rant" ad
* 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

          
        * Apple Cauterizing HealthKit At Launch Shows How High The Stakes Are 
        * First look at the Samsung Galaxy A5
        * Reuters: Iliad sets mid-October deadline to decide on T-Mobile bid
        * Instapaper app updated, now free to download with IAP
        * The Week in iPad Cases: A diamond is forever
        * Google’s App Indexing brings search engine power to locating apps
        * BombSquad is an explosive party game to share with friends

        * How to Follow Social Good Summit 2014 Online
        * How iOS 8 can help you take control of your iPhone’s battery life
        * Inside Facebook’s quest to make open source better for everyone
        * A preview of Chicago’s new David Bowie exhibition and the tech behind it
        * Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8
        * Incipio OffGrid Smart Portable USB Battery Charger Review
        * What’s the Killer App for VR? Maybe Not Games, Oculus Developers Say.

        * Konerko back in action for final 10 games
        * Offense helps Quintana overcome early lapses
        * Noesi tries to block Rays at Tropicana Field
        * White Sox 4, Rays 3: Fifth-inning outburst enough for Jose Quintana
        * Offense helps Quintana overcome early lapses
        * Konerko back in action for final 10 games
        * Updates: Former White Sox playing meaningful September baseball


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

        Archives
        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


        * Jeb Bush more focused on business ventures than.....
        * Lawmaker wants pumpkin to be official Illinois pie..
        * The Killeen Daily Herald..
        * Candidate for Illinois Governor Would Have Veto.....


        * A look at Chicago's incoming, outgoing archbishops
        * George intends to keep contributing to church life
        * Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop
        * Journal aims to stoke interest in Midwest history
        * Cupich: Pope sending a bishop, not a message
        * Catholics in Chicago await successor announcement
        * Lawmaker wants pumpkin to be official Illinois pie
        * Quinn: No pension 'plan B' before court ruling
        * 4 charged in shooting death of Chicago 9-year-old

        * Lawmaker wants pumpkin to be official Illinois pie
        * Quinn: No pension ‘Plan B’ before court ruling
        * Sangamon Co. judge: Libertarian candidate for governor can stay on ballot
        * Illinois’ jobless rate continues 6-month decline
        * GOP’s Rauner no fan of gambling, airport slots
        * GOP’s Rauner no fan of gambling, airport slots
        * Jeb Bush headlining Chicago fundraiser for Rauner
        * Rochester resident to lead State Board of Elections
        * GOP appeal seeks to knock Libertarian gubernatorial candidate off ballot
        * Jesse White to focus on technology, highway safety if re-elected

        * AP: Spokane bishop to replace Cardinal George
        * Spokane bishop to succeed Cardinal George
        * Illinois awards $25.8 million in health outreach grants
        * Flight attendants reach tentative deal with American Airlines
        * Options Clearing Corp. CEO to retire


        * Chicago’s next archbishop Blase Cupich addresses Chicago press
        * NU student starts petition backing senior charged in deadly drunken driving crash
        * Common touts fund-raising concert at Union Park
        * Pope Francis names Blase Cupich as Chicago archbishop
        * CTU report: Layoff of 468 custodians will add to filth at schools
        * Reports: Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane will be Cardinal Francis George successor
        * 2 elderly Chicago women die from West Nile virus
        * O’Hare plans to test new app to help international travelers
        * Amid controversy, Emanuel drops plan to name school after Obama
        * Faternity suspended from Loyola University for 3 years


        * Extra-alarm fire at West Side church
        * Spokane bishop introduced as Chicago's next archbishop
        * Man fatally stabbed in Gresham neighborhoood
        * Missing McHenry man found dead in Kenosha lake
        * 1 dead, 14 wounded in city shootings: 'Please don't let me die'
        * Indiana Toll road operators to submit restructuring plan
        * Chicago River bridge lifts cancelled Saturday; Wednesday next
        * Vatican names Spokane bishop to succeed Cardinal George
        * Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him
        * Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race


        * Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop
        * Treasurer Candidate Tom Cross Says He Would Sue The Legislature To Force A Balanced Budget
        * Listen to State Week - September 19, 2014
        * Quinn Defends Public Education, Though He's A Product of Private Schools
        * Chris Mooney: More Evidence-Based Policymaking Needed
        * African Drumming At Southwind Park On Saturday
        * Investors gather in Chicago seeking cannabis businesses
        * Climate, Space Create Challenges For Local Food
        * Can A Governor Really Create Jobs?
        * How do you find high school dropouts?


        * Lawmaker wants pumpkin to be official Illinois pie
        * Deborah Davis: NFL sends mixed messages over Ray Rice case
        * Charles Krauthammer: The jihadi logic
        * Quinn: No pension ‘Plan B’ before court ruling
        * Sangamon Co. judge: Libertarian candidate for governor can stay on ballot
        * Our Opinion: Anchor’s cancer struggle hits home
        * Bob Gilligan: Advisory questions seek voter input — sort of
        * Illinois’ jobless rate continues 6-month decline
        * GOP’s Rauner no fan of gambling, airport slots
        * Esther Cepeda: Pity the vanishing bobolink


        * Fields of gold
        * Illinois and Texas State football
        * Political play, documentary coming to Carbondale
        * Residents rescued from Urbana apartment fire
        * Illinois prep report 9-19-14: athlete nutrition
        * Fairview Heights man charged with residential burglary
        * Lawmakers looking into NFL's tax exempt status
        * Wildflowers carpet Southern Illinois from February to November
        * Chamber to host tour to secret places
        * South Jacksonville: 3 spots opening on board


        * Cupich: Pope sending a bishop, not a message
        * Cardinal George says he plans to continue in public life
        * Revenue loss to fuel push for casino help in 2015
        * Lawmaker wants pumpkin to be official Illinois pie
        * Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs

        * Rep. candidate pushes to uphold marriage b...
        * Reps. Schakowsky and Waxman Introduce Bill...
        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * FAA Rejects Call For New O'Hare Noise Stud...
        * Representatives Quigley, Duckworth, Schako...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement in...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...
        * Rep. Jan Schakowsky discounts threat from ...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...

        * Corker, Colleagues Pledge Support For Figh......
        * Durbin not behind new NFL tax status...
        * Durbin not behind new NFL tax status...
        * Durbin not behind new NFL tax status...
        * Durbin not behind new NFL tax status...

        * Synthetic Biologics Inc. Message Board...
        * SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Colonies prosecutor......

        * Domenech: Obamacare’s Abortion Fiction
        * Eric Metaxas on the future of America's religious freedom
        * Biss and Manar want schools to make do with less. SB16.
        * Keeping retirement weird. I’m running again.
        * Stantis: Chicago tightrope
        * Wash clothes and empty pockets at Manteno's new gambling venue
        * The Weekend Desk Report
        * Cubs pick up yet another ex-Sox minor league affiliate for organization
        * Addressing Mental Illness in the Justice System Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart
        * Common Core Math Standards Add Up To Big Money For Education Companies


        * Quinn still refusing to fire 20 political cronies
        * Illinois Chamber of Commerce Endorses Rauner for Governor
        * Rauner Web Ad: “Cut from the Same Cloth”
        * Illinois Department of Human Rights Commemorates International Day of Peace
        * Quinn Misleads Public on IDOT Again




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