* From the ILGOP…
Newly published federal campaign finance reports reveal that both Chris Kennedy and J.B. Pritzker teamed with Mike Madigan and Lisa Madigan to help fund the failed Leading Illinois For Tomorrow (LIFT) PAC that spent nearly $10 million attacking Bruce Rauner in the lead up to the November elections.
“It’s clear that both Chris Kennedy and J.B. Pritzker will do whatever Mike Madigan wants. Pritzker and Kennedy combined to give to a failed Madigan front group $950,000 and thousands more to Madigan’s House candidates,” said Illinois Republican Party spokesman Steven Yaffe. “The only thing less surprising than wannabe governor candidates doing the Speaker’s bidding is Lisa Madigan pouring in $150,000 to help him. Lisa Madigan proved that she’ll do anything she can to help Mike Madigan protect the special interests and failed status quo. Springfield needs a shake up more than ever.”
Despite the Madigan-backed LIFT PAC spending close to $10 million this fall, Illinois Republicans still netted six seats in the Illinois legislature.
“The Madigan family and Chicago Democrat elite can spend all the money they want, but it won’t change the fact that Illinoisans want major reforms in Springfield,” Yaffe said. “Voters now know all the potential Democrat candidates for governor stand with Mike Madigan.”
Go read the rest if you want.
…Adding… Just noticed something at the link. Chris Kennedy gave $50,000 to the LIFT PAC while JB Pritzker gave $900,000. That’s the whole “money” argument for the primary in a nutshell.