SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Mo’ money

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014

* Sun-Times

The Illinois Unity PAC filed organization papers today noting it would back two Republican House members — state Reps. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, and Ed Sullivan, R-Mundelein.

Both members broke with their party in the Illinois House last year and voted in favor of same-sex marriage against staunch opposition from conservatives and some churches in Illinois — including the Catholic Church.

The independent expenditure PAC hasn’t reported raising any money as of yet.

Glen Schillerstrom is the committee’s chairman. He’s the son of former DuPage County Chairman Bob Schillerstrom.

By the way, Stand for Children Illinois just gave Rep. Sandack $10,000.

* In other news, Bruce Rauner hasn’t just been giving money to himself. His recent contributions include $25K to Illinois House candidate Mark “The Bat” Batinick (who hasn’t used his Batman logo for this election). He’s also given money to various county party organizations, including Fayette, McHenry, Logan, Ford and Adams, and that’s just in the past week or so.

* Meanwhile, NBC 5 took a look at a leadership PAC that spends almost half its cash on expenses

Take Peoria Republican Aaron Schock’s Generation-Y PAC, for example. According to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission, the fund started 2012 with $50,004.18 cash on hand. Over the next 24 months, the PAC had total receipts of $550,633.00. About half of that came from other PACs. But of the over $600,000.00 available to spend, less than half of GEN-Y’s disbursements went to candidates and committees. More than $250,000.00 went to expenses apparently involved in running the PAC itself.

That included over $56,000.00 spent at hotels. During the 24-month period examined by NBC5 Investigates, the Schock PAC listed three stays at the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, totaling $9,462.27. There were three nights at L.A.’s luxurious Mondrian, and other stays at the Luxe and Beverly Wilshire. Gen-Y dropped another $12,285.00 at the Wynn in Las Vegas. In Chicago, the PAC listed 14 stays totaling over $11,000.00 at the Peninsula, and another four stopovers at the Trump.

The Generation-Y PAC dropped over $26,000.00 on private aircraft. Fine restaurants across the country added another $36,909.00. They shelled out $11,604.00 at a Colorado ski resort, with hundreds more for snowmobile rentals - all during a 24-month period.

Who enjoyed the largesse? Schock’s staffers won’t say.

Yikes.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


11 Comments
  1. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Feb 25, 14 @ 12:32 pm:

    Wow. I really need to change parties.


  2. - PolPal56 - Tuesday, Feb 25, 14 @ 12:43 pm:

    Wow. I really need to form a PAC.


  3. - OneMan - Tuesday, Feb 25, 14 @ 12:48 pm:

    Well you know PACin ain’t easy…


  4. - Whatever - Tuesday, Feb 25, 14 @ 12:51 pm:

    Could the Schock story possibly be payback from Rauner for Shearer’s campaign?? Wow, those two don’t like each other.


  5. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Feb 25, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    Perhaps Aaron is making Hollywood know that he is available to star in that Doogie Howser movie project.


  6. - And I Approved This Message - Tuesday, Feb 25, 14 @ 12:59 pm:

    I get that you have to spend money to get money but these expenses are way over the top. If I were a potential donor and saw this kind of foolishness I’d stop taking calls from Mr. Schock or his Gen Y-ers. Come on kids. Grow up.


  7. - A guy... - Tuesday, Feb 25, 14 @ 1:02 pm:

    Wow. Even Holiday Inn Express has a gym area. What gives?


  8. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, Feb 25, 14 @ 1:12 pm:

    This is the fourth or fifth time a Schock PAC has come under fire for such nonsense.

    Once or twice could be a mistake. Third strike? You’re out.

    My donor dollars would be better spent getting candidates elected to office than providing room service at the Ritz.


  9. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, Feb 25, 14 @ 1:16 pm:

    It seems logical, based on the staff’s reluctance to say “who enjoyed the largesse”, that Mr. Schock himself enjoyed those expenditures.

    Apparently he has stopped funding his fancy hotel stays through his own political fund and started paying for them through Generation-Y PAC.


  10. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Feb 25, 14 @ 1:49 pm:

    Soccermom, you and I should form a PAC.

    Maybe we could call it “Americans for Freedom and Drinks at Maya Del Sol.”


  11. - SonofSuperAbe2014 - Tuesday, Feb 25, 14 @ 1:50 pm:

    Good to see a PAC formed to fight homophobes like Matune, IFI, Bednar, Proft & Caprio.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Anti-union legislator thinking about leaving Illinois: "Strangled by incompetence"
* Dunkin speaks
* Reader comments closed for the holiday weekend
* Mazel tov!
* Everybody wants to get into the act
* Another Day. Another Auction. Another $275 Million For Exelon
* First time for everything
* Question of the day
* 'Tis the season
* The question nobody's asking
* Today's number: $10.65 billion
* The cat herder
* The new normal: Lack of pressure, lack of talks
* Illinois Credit Unions – Actively engaged in the communities they serve
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* 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

          
        * So many great Android phones, but all bring low profits
        * Qualcomm president won’t be splitting the company to improve share values
        * Google improving searches for health information and diseases
        * Google has added system-wide device translation using Google Translate to Android Marshmallow
        * TomTom Spark brings music directly to your workout
        * BB-8 from Sphero now available for all Star Wars and droid fans
        * Bamboo Spark turns your handwritten notes into digital files

        * White Sox bats back Danks in win over Royals
        * Quintana aims to get in win column against Royals
        * M. Johnson nearing return to crowded infield mix
        * Abreu aiming to increase his leadership role
        * Zangari adjusting to switch from mound to first
        * Zangari adjusting to switch from mound to first
        * Frankie Montas aces debut without best stuff

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


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

        Archives
        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


        * Chicago cop won't be fired for Ferguson shooting comment
        * State of Illinois continues to hire despite lack of budget
        * Chicago's Northerly Island, formerly an airport, now a park
        * Judge tosses lawsuit against sperm bank over biracial child
        * EXCHANGE: State police officer of year living dream
        * Woman sentenced to prison for 2012 beating death of baby
        * DuSable Museum of African American History names new CEO
        * CTA reminds parents of 1st-day-of-school free rides program
        * Illinois officials to crack down on Labor Day drunk driving
        * Trooper: Colleague broke law in roadside strip search

        * IDOT testing concrete paving technique on I-72 east of Springfield
        * Jacksonville drug detox unit set to close Oct. 1 due to state budget impasse
        * Future of Papers of Abraham Lincoln project in limbo amid state budget impasse
        * Papers of Abraham Lincoln project not shut down, state says
        * State continues to hire despite lack of budget
        * Lincoln papers project not shut down, state says
        * State of Illinois continues to hire despite lack of budget
        * Springfield officer named Air National Guard commander
        * Schaumburg teen's dental visit changes state law
        * State Rep. Lang seeks deal with Rauner on medical marijuana extension

        * Why no-show Dunkin is a blow to Dems
        * State of Illinois continues to hire despite lack of budget
        * Lurie Children's acquires first private pediatric doctors group
        * Is Emanuel building a loophole into his gigantic tax hike?
        * With cop killers at large, Chain O' Lakes sees a much more somber Labor Day


          * Willowbrook attack victim: 'God has a purpose for me'
          * Uncle of slain 11-year-old boy charged in his death
          * At least 4 wounded in shootings on South, West sides
          * Violence touching unlikely communities in Chicago
          * Durbin in familiar role as he approaches record tenure in Senate
          * Former Concordia University baseball coach charged with sexually assaulting teenager
          * Blackhawks mum on whether Kane will be at preseason camp
          * More videos, DNA analyzed in Fox Lake manhunt
          * Great America's new 'dark ride' marks next evolution in thrills
          * Chicago cop won't be fired for Michael Brown shooting comment


          * Charles Krauthammer: Why Clinton remains, yes, inevitable
          * IDOT testing concrete paving technique on I-72 east of Springfield
          * Jacksonville drug detox unit set to close Oct. 1 due to state budget impasse
          * Future of Papers of Abraham Lincoln project in limbo amid state budget impasse
          * State continues to hire despite lack of budget
          * Springfield officer named Air National Guard commander
          * Schaumburg teen's dental visit changes state law
          * State Rep. Lang seeks deal with Rauner on medical marijuana extension
          * Our Opinion: Panhandling deserves a community response
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Ex-Schock aide says he saw red flags


          * High school football scoreboard, Sept. 4-5, 2015
          * LIVE! Illini-Kent State postponed
          * HS Football: Champaign Central vs Dunlap
          * LIVE! Illini-Kent State in weather delay
          * Grange Grove receives rave reviews in opening
          * Illinois Football Kent State Pregame 9-4-15
          * Illinois Football: Kent State


          * Images: Stevenson falls to Homewood-Flossmoor, 43-29 in football
          * Sources: Blackhawks' Kane may testify before grand jury
          * Images: Stevenson vs. Homewood-Flossmoor football
          * Fling fun begins for 50th year in Naperville
          * Fire starts in basement of Des Plaines motel

          * 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 in familiar role as he approaches r......

          * Durbin, Kirk polar opposites on Iran deal ......

          * $5.26 billion, and rising!
          * Q the Eye/06.20.15
          * Q the Eye/09.04.15
          * Dan Biss is running for Comptroller
          * Breaking: Washington State Supremes rule charters are not public or constitutional.
          * Get property inspection information from IAR
          * Get municipal property inspection information
          * IAR office closed Monday for Labor Day holiday
          * The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #67: The Cubs Have Issues!
          * Before you have that coffee. Before you leave the house. Do this.


          * Illinois awarded CDC funding to combat prescription drug overdose
          * Honoring Illinois' Fallen - United States and Illinois flags at half-staff from Sunrise, Saturday, September 5, 2015 until Sunset, Monday, September 7, 2015.
          * Governor Announces Appointment
          * Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Joins Acting Assistant Director Anna Hui in Celebration of Labor Day
          * Governor Rauner takes clemency action




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