* From Dan Proft, in his capacity with Liberty Principles PAC…
Governor Rauner’s posture on current Senate budget negotiations notwithstanding, I have heard from many significant donors on the broad outlines of the deal Sens. Cullerton and Radogno are attempting to forge and push through the Senate. Those donors have made it clear to me that Republican senators who want to negotiate the terms of surrender to Sen. Cullerton and Speaker Madigan–and that is precisely what Sen. Radogno is doing at present–should be removed from the battlefield in favor of those who are willing to fight for the most overtaxed families and overregulated businesses in the country.
Gov. Rauner contributed $2.5 million to Proft’s PAC last year. His PAC has raised $11.3 million since January of 2015, and $14.3 million since 2012.
Gov. Rauner gave the largest single contribution along with Richard Uihlein, who has contributed a grand total of $7 million to the PAC.