Those kinda weird little Tribune-only “debates” continue with the Democratic primary contenders for treasurer.
Meanwhile, the Democratic primary candidates for state treasurer — Alexi Giannoulias and Paul Mangieri — answered questions Monday from the Tribune’s editorial board.
Asked about the state’s underfunded pension system, Giannoulias, a Chicago bank executive, said Illinois needs to look at possible reforms but said he did not know “which ways are most feasible.” Mangieri, Knox County state’s attorney, said the state should instead focus on new revenue sources. He cited as one possibility a proposal by a Downstate lawmaker to auction off a gambling license to help fund the pension system.
The RMMF Blog has a fine farewell to Ben Kinningham. The guy is a rock and he’ll be greatly missed at the Statehouse. Looking forward to the party tonight.
Rick Klau is disappointed with Christine Cegelis’ latest feeble attempts at fundraising.
Some of the numbers are in for the 6th Congressional Democrats. And while Iâ€™ve been a supporter of Christineâ€™s in the past, I have to say these numbers donâ€™t look good:
* Raised: $68k
* Spent: $77k
* Cash on hand: $39k
* Debts owed: $39k
Once you subtract debts from cash on hand, the Cegelis campaign has $184.54.
Here are the latest filed state campaign disclosure reports. Consider this a campaign finance open thread.