Heading out for a relaxing day, so this will be it for a while.
Before I go, I forgot to add this to the daily roundup (from The Race is On blog):
NEW SENATE RECORD!!!
The Forby-Sommers race in far Southern Illinois’ 59th Senate District (one of Illinois’ poorest districts) reports combined receipts of $1.99 million for the general election, which breaks the record set by Susan Garret and Kathy Parker, who reported a combined $1.98 million in receipts in their 2002 general election race in the North Shore’s 29th Senate District (one of Illinois’ richest districts. While records may be made to be broken, in our book this is not a positive trend.
I love the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, but I hope they aren’t suggesting that it’s somehow acceptable for political parties and candidates to spend lots of money in rich districts but not in poor districts.